“There are some things in the world we can’t change – gravity, entropy, the speed of light, and our biological nature that requires clean air, clean water, clean soil, clean energy and biodiversity for our health and well-being. Protecting the biosphere should be our highest priority or else we sicken and die. Other things, like capitalism, free enterprise, the economy, currency, the market, are not forces of nature, we invented them. They are not immutable and we can change them. It makes no sense to elevate economics above the biosphere.”
And indeed, one of the things we can’t change is that everything has a cost – in resources, in time, in energy, in human will. If you want anything in this world, you have to give up something to get it. That means you’ll always be confronted by choices in life.
That’s economics, and it’s not going away merely because you declare it somehow optional.