a) Things which are good in our economy;

Cash, because it generally stays in the real economy. That’s what it’s for, it moves around hits hands as it does so, it has few other uses.

b) Things which are not good for ‘the economy’;

A tax avoidance culture, that has created an entire offshore  parasitic economy worth many many trillions, feeding off the real economy.

Things which are not the same.

The things in part a, are nothing like the things in part b.

My opinion on the medias ability to conflate these things?

I am in awe. A round of applause is due.