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.

News

Making sense of what just happened
HIV+ parliamentary candidate Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett explains why we need to up our game at tackling HIV/AIDS
If you sell some of your old tops on eBay, rent your apartment through Airbnb or advertise your car journeys on BlaBlaCar, you’re part of it
by 4 days ago
Tyler August explores the fact that his heritage is at odds with itself, and it's partly down to economics
by 3 days ago

Video

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...

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Economics in unexpected places
He created one of the best social service systems in the world, but silenced millions of people along the way
by 1 week ago
Buckingham Palace is getting a revamp, and the taxpayer's paying. Here's a cost-benefit breakdown of whether the UK monarchy pays off
by 1 week ago
Your average lay can be pretty damn expensive
by 2 weeks ago
The biggest names in sport often earn serious amounts of money. But what do they spend it all on? Dale Shaw explores nine of the most extravagant purchases by some of our sporting greats
by 01 Aug 2016
Dating's always been a pretty complicated business. Just like economics! But what have the two things got to do with each other? Olivia Wills explains all and provides a few handy tips along the way...
by 11 May 2016
Iceland's women left work 14.8% earlier than usual to protest the 14.8% gender wage gap last week.
by 03 Nov 2016
Transportation difficulties, lack of time, and voter ID laws mean that not everyone is able to access the ballot booth, even if they wanted to
by 4 weeks ago

Horror

our monthly look at the strange places we find economics

Economy Explores ... Horror

This month we’re exploring the world of horror. We explore the impact of phobias on our lives, take in some horror classics, and explain some terrifying jargon

While there's money to be made the story of Frankenstein will continue to be told. Here's one creature that just won't die.
— Ian Aikman
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
by 25 Oct 2016
From special effects artists, to taxidermists, to ghost tour guides, here's a peek into the day to day of those who have made a career out of people's love for horror
by 25 Oct 2016
While there's money to be made the story of Frankenstein will continue to be told. Here's one creature that just won't die.
— Ian Aikman

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We think economics should be for everyone