“But with increasing numbers of economists stemming from maths and engineering, what they are bringing with them is not economic understanding. Well-equipped critical thinkers are being discouraged from entering a discipline that is obsessed with the false certainty of mathematical analysis.“- Damian Mercier, On the False Precision of Mathematical Economics
When dealing with humans, consider mathematics a tool. Mathematics is not the logic of human behavior.
For those that prefer a visual, follow the link to this comic strip. Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, “Before Economics” (comic)