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From Etymonline:

economy (n.)

1530s, "household management," from Latin oeconomia (source of French économie, Spanish economia, German Ökonomie, etc.), from Greek oikonomia "household management, thrift," from oikonomos "manager, steward," from oikos "house, abode, dwelling" (cognate with Latin vicus "district," vicinus "near;" Old English wic "dwelling, village,"

Consider how apt the underlying meaning of this word is for Greta’s speech titled “Our House is on Fire”.

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