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We need your help to change the way we talk about the economy.

Our mission is big, but our resources are small. We rely on the help of our awesome volunteers, helping in our offices, delivering workshops in the community, and contributing to our research around the globe.

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  • Sign up as a volunteer

    Join our growing network of awesome people just like you that want to make economics more accessible. Sign-up below and explore volunteering opportunities.

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    Contribute to our news and entertainment platform

    Our Engage section is always looking for contributors. Whether you consider yourself an economics expert or you’ve never even used the word out loud before, we want to hear from anyone and everyone.

    That means writers, filmmakers, economists, but also poets, comedians, illustrators, animators … anyone with an idea on how to make talking about the economy accessible to everybody, whatever their age or background.

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    Help edit, research, and create "Learn"

    The Learn section is constantly evolving. A group of students from Rethinking Economics kicked it off with the content we’ve got so far, and now it’s up to everyone else to help shape what it becomes. Get in touch to let us know what you’d change in this resource to make it better: Find out how below.

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    Run a crash course

    Take part in (or host!) a crash course which mirrors the sections of Learn, or just host a single session about the part of the economy you’re most interested in. If you’d like tips on how to host a session, or want to find out whether there’s one going on near you, get in touch at workshops@ecnmy.org.

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    Host a quiz

    How much does Beyonce’s hair cost? What’s a currency derivative? Since when has ‘economics’ even been a word? We’ve put together this kit for you to get your competitive edge on in the pub or just with a group of friends. There’s a good mix of geeky questions and silly ones in there for it not to seem too much like school.

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    Hold a Kids Economy workshop

    We’ve created an outline for workshops for five to eighteen year olds to explore their ideas of what economics and the economy are that start to develop from the very first time they encounter words like ‘bank’, ‘money’, ‘inequality’, or ‘value’. Workshops might involve creating content for the website, or simply providing a space for young people to talk about what the economy is, who economists are, and what economics involves.

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    Follow us on Twitter for content updates and retweets of other great accessible content out there! And if you stumble across anything you think our followers would like, send us a tweet and we’ll post it on our feed.

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    Check out our Instagram page to get to know the people behind the project. Sunny rooftop meetings, blue-sky-thinking campaign plans, and the occasional shoot of a man in a bath talking about financial crashes … there’s never a dull day in the Economy office!

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What they’re doing at Rethinking Economics:

Economy is one of many projects run by Rethinking Economics, a student-led network calling for change in the way we talk about economics. Find out more on their website, and if you’re a current student, you can even join the movement at www.rethinkeconomics.org.

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    Screenings of Boom Bust Boom

    Great minds think alike. As Rethinking Economics was developing its public education projects, the brains behind Monty Python were coming up with this film on the financial crash. The student movement featured in the film, and Economy has learnt a lot from its approach.

    Check out the trailerrent or buy the film on iTunes if you’re in the UK or US, or request a screening anywhere in the world below.

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