Mark Buchanan's book, Forecast, is a demolition of the core assumptions of economic theory.
Buchanan draws on studies carried out by physicists and other scientists to demonstrate that markets are inherently chaotic -- rather like the weather, hence the meteorology in the subtitle, "What Physics, Meteorology and the Natural Sciences can Teach us about Economics".
The difference is that weather models allow a degree of accurate forecasting. Not so for economics. This comprises many interacting markets, driven by thousands of speculators gambling trillions of pounds.