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
Ethiopia's ruling party has big plans for 'economic development', but the public aren't convinced. The thing is, the government has the army on its side
by 1 day ago
King Bhumibol was the longest reigning monarch in the world. The grief and uncertainty caused by his passing is immense – Wen-Yu Weng explains why, and what might be in store for the country's future
by 7 days ago
Pizza. Pasta. Burgers. Grilled sandwiches. Americans couldn't live without cheese – but right now they've got 1.2 million pounds more of the stuff than they can sell. What's gone wrong?!
by 1 week ago


Real people talking about real economics
When we’re struggling to get our heads around economic concepts here at Economy HQ, we turn to our resident expert Toby Williams, who has an answer for everything. Here he is with a comprehensive guide to inflation, zero hours contracts and the causes of the 2008 financial crisis
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
Sometimes we can forget how simple money really is...
We spoke to some vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores about their food choices and why they made them


our bite-size guide to the economy around you


Economics in unexpected places
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
Ioan Marc Jones believes he can use the principles of economics to explain why he can never refuse the offer of a drink... or two... or six
by 10 Mar 2016
DM Traylor has been homeless for four years. She records her experiences on the blog 'San Diego Homeless Survival Guide'. Below she explains some of the issues around getting and keeping a bank account...
by 03 Mar 2016
Faster internet, free wine, and even Pokédates. Niloo Sharifi takes a look at the lengths businesses are going to take advantage of Pokémania. But how long will it last?
by 22 Jul 2016
As the BlackLivesMatter movement spreads around the world, Natalie Fiennes looks at the economics of America's justice system to assess whether it really is structurally skewed against black Americans
by 19 Aug 2016
Food glorious food. The bounty of the Earth. True, but did you know that just a few big companies control a large proportion of what we eat. Dale Shaw looks at eight of them and finds out just what they produce (um, everything?)
by 12 Sep 2016
With over 3000 different items on its shelves at any one time, the cut-price UK retailer piles high and sells cheap. But how does it do it, and do we really need that inflatable crocodile?
by 03 Aug 2016
Elena Michael talks to volunteers who've been helping migrants in Greece and France and finds out what life's really like inside a refugee camp
by 05 Sep 2016


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 3 days ago
Special effects. Prosthetics. Ghost tours. What's it like to earn your living from the world of horror. We talked to three people who do just that
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

We think economics should be for everyone

We think economics should be for everyone
We think economics should be for everyone