Economist's come just after lawyers, politicians, and salesmen on my list of who to round up come the revolution.
The economist is just talking BS. The economy, a dollar bill, a government are not concrete fixed measurable objects. They are ideas, and ideas can be what ever you want. Arguing that an idea means one thing over another is just verbiage to channel discourse away from the ever faster rate that a very few control almost all resources on the planet, and they decide what economy, and government your going to get.
The market will decide, but guess which outcome it is slanted towards.
You want to believe there is games are sold in a level playing field competitive free market instead of a highly canted playing field where oligarchs hold the strings to most game publisher, be my guest.
"Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss." - The Who.