Politics and Economics: two sides of the same coin

Politics is a sphere of activity that unites relations between all social groups, defining the forms, goals, methods of government, its main tasks.

Economics refers to all economic activities of the state, production processes, distribution methods, exchange or any other consumption of goods.

The interrelationship of politics and economics is inseparable, itis a very important problem for the life of any society. This problem has been present since the very beginning of social relations, but is changing at the historical stages of its development.

It becomes especially important at critical moments, when some social relations change to others, drawing political and social institutions, views, world outlook behind them.

Politics and the economy are directly related, butthe leading role in their relations is played by the economy. The development of any processes taking place in it determines the policy, constitutes its material basis, and, consequently, determines political actions, decisions that must be determined by the interests of society, of individuals.

There is an opinion that the present, correctpolicy is considered only such a set of groups or relationships that is able to consciously and rationally use economic laws for the benefit of society.

Politics and the economy are capable of reverse interaction. He was determined by F.Engels. He noted that the policy can have a threefold impact on economic processes:

  • To develop in parallel, in the same direction. In this case, the influence of politics on the economy accelerates the development of society.
  • To develop along a counter-directed vector, leading to the collapse of the state.
  • To impede the development of the economy, which can lead either to failure or to the choice of a different political and economic path.

If politics and economics counteract both in the last two cases, then the economy is inflicted grave harm, and human, material, and other resources are wasted.

All three solutions in pure form are rarely found inreal life. Politics and economics are more subtle than in theory. An example of this can be the history of the Russian Federation, in which, along with progressive government decisions that have contributed to the development of society, destructive steps have been taken.

Politics and the economy, which do not take into account their interrelations, very quickly collapse completely.

Politics is a means of solving economic problems.

Economics is the material basis of politics.

The problems that arise in society have been successfulare solved only if they are correctly and timely analyzed, taking into account the point of view of society, the course of history, social development. If only a narrow circle of people who are interested in their own interests solve the problems, then the state can quickly end its existence, and the economy gets out of control. The consequences of such phenomena are the emergence of conflicts, instability (social, political).

To the same result will come a policy ignoring economic laws.

Politics and economics are interrelated multilaterally. Violation of this has negative consequences. Being "eternal", the question of the relationship of these concepts at each historical stage of social and state development sounds in a new way, especially acute - in transition periods. Russia is experiencing such a difficult time today.

Today, the state of the country's economy is affected byall previous policy mistakes: long-term dominance of the command-administrative system, illiteracy, which took place during perestroika, reckless borrowing from the West, and so forth.

Today, it is not political expediency that can bring Russia out of the crisis, but the economic effectiveness of the decisions taken.

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