(Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
If you want to actually understand complex system scientifically study physics or maths and specialism in non linear systems.
Economics is a psuedo-science most of the time you ding bat.
Here is how wikipedia defines economics:
"Economics is the social science that studies the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations (called economic actors, players, or agents), when they manage or use scarce resources, which have alternative uses, to achieve desired ends."
"Sociology is the study of human social behavior and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions. It is a social science which uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social actions, social structure and functions."
These seem to be almost the same discipline - the only difference being that sociology also uses something called "critical theory" in addition to scientific methods. Wikipedia describes "critical theory" in this way:
"In philosophy, the term critical theory describes the neo-Marxist philosophy of the Frankfurt School, which was developed in Germany in the 1930s. Frankfurt theorists drew on the critical methods of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. Critical theory maintains that ideology is the principal obstacle to human liberation.
"Critical theory was first defined by Max Horkheimer of the Frankfurt School of sociology in his 1937 essay Traditional and Critical Theory: Critical theory is a social theory oriented toward critiquing and changing society as a whole, in contrast to traditional theory oriented only to understanding or explaining it."
So sociology is a form of pseudoscience, which uses some scientific methods but whose purpose is ultimately to promote one particular set of value judgements in order to change society, not to "only" observe and explain the world as it is.