Don’t go! It’s not you, it’s economics.

In 2016 we asked the UK public if they felt ‘politicians and the media talk about economics in an accessible way’.

Only 12% answered yes.

We think the subject should be clear, real and diverse, so we started the campaign for understandable economics.


Making sense of what just happened
But it does admit it’s a problem. So what is the gender pay gap, and why does everyone keep arguing about it?
by 5 days ago
The I Don't Care Bar and Grill in Tulsa has become the center of the US's immigration debate when workers were fired for taking part in the Day Without Immigrants
by 6 days ago
And it's not the only one. So does that mean maybe Brexit won’t be so bad after all?
by 6 days ago


Real people talking about real economics
Why do people love beer so much? Should the state subsidise beer? And if you had to link beer to economics, what would you say? We headed to the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival in London to find out
Severed heads, animal skulls, mummified body parts. The Last Tuesday Society is a museum for curiosities in London. We spoke to them about making a living from our fascination for the grim and gruesome
Storms, threatening cocktails, crumbling foundations, bad smells. Politicians come up with all sorts of wacky ways to describe the economy, and not all of them make much sense. What would happen if we took them seriously?
Sun. Sea. Surfeit. Yes, we fancied a holiday, so last week we took to the exotic beaches of Hawaii to ask people for their thoughts on the economy. Here's what they said...


Our bite-size guide to the economy around you


Economics in unexpected places
It’s not enough to be scared of robots taking over the world, now they’re apparently taking our jobs too, how close are they?
by 5 days ago
Protestors in Romania have been braving sub-zero temperatures to show the government what they think
Tickets for Sheeran’s UK shows were on sale for up to $1200 minutes after they sold out. So what’s going on in the gig tickets market?
by 03 Feb 2017
The Economy Team went along to the Financial Times' headquarters in London to speak to its chief economics commentator Martin Wolf and have a bit of a nose around
by 03 Mar 2016
From big name transfers to impressive youth programs, we look at President Xi’s plan to put China at the forefront of the beautiful game
by 31 Jan 2017
Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, so we’re taking a closer look at what slavery looks like in 2016
by 02 Dec 2016
Go on, Dolly, put yourself forward for the Treasury. Just do it.
by 05 Dec 2016


our monthly look at the strange places we find economics
"I'm financially poorer, but obviously personally very enriched!"
— Alice
"I am financially poorer, though obviously personally very enriched"
by 2 weeks ago
"I'm financially poorer, but obviously personally very enriched!"
— Alice

We think economics should be for everyone

We think economics should be for everyone