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
The UK care industry is under a lot of pressure. So what's it like to work in it?
by 4 days ago
The International Day of Happiness is about more than just sunshine and buttercups. The UN wants to persuade governments to think less about wealth and more about well-being
by 5 days ago
They’ve been the focus of a big old fight between politicians, but Brexit is going ahead and EU nationals are facing a lot of uncertainty
by 2 weeks 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
America’s annual college basketball extravaganza is under way.
by 1 week ago
A big new report got us thinking about how (and why) we fund space exploration
by 2 weeks ago
They’ve got the money, the jobs and get all the attention. J.Christopher Proctor argues it might be time to get rid of capital cities
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
It spends billions on missiles, builds water parks in the capital but 40% of its citizens live in poverty
by 10 Mar 2017
Artura di Mondica's 'Fearless Girl' is one of many works of art that force us to stop and question our economies – how they work, who for, and why
by 10 Mar 2017
Some small businesses say they could close, but big tech companies could end up paying less, and people are pretty angry
by 02 Mar 2017
Does our love for the planet exceed our love for Schnitzel and a Bratwurst? A German reports
by 23 Feb 2017


our monthly look at the strange places we find economics
"I want to be independent. That's what's driving me."
— Sarah
"In some companies you get a lot of men in senior management positions and not so many women"
by 08 Mar 2017
"Strong hair? Hair is a dead material you can just cut it off"
by 08 Mar 2017
"I want to be independent. That's what's driving me."
— Sarah

We think economics should be for everyone

We think economics should be for everyone