In Latin, Brown said, “eco” means house. As an example, “economy” means “rules of the house.” “Logos” means “lord, god, or the deep principles or patterns of nature.” So “ecology is more fundamental than economics. Economics sits within ecology. Not the other way around."
We need more elected officials conversant in etymology. If you don't know what's going on inside your words, you can't predict what they'll do behind your back.