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
Members of the environmental group Extinction Rebellion damaged university property as part of their latest protest.
by 27 Feb 2020
The total human costs of the disease won't be known for a while, but the economic costs are already mounting.
by 10 Feb 2020
Single-use plastic may be bad for the environment, but it's good for business.
by 24 Jan 2020


Real people talking about real economics
Islamic banks around the world are reinventing the way we borrow
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
Fitter, happier, more productive? Should other countries follow Sweden's lead and cut the length of the working day? Self-professed 'lazy man' Ioan Marc Jones believes it's time for a change to the amount of time we spend at work
Economic development’s a good thing, right?! Isn’t the clue in the name? Turns out it's not always that clear – this little clip does a great job of explaining why


Our bite-size guide to the economy around you


Economics in unexpected places
Workers strikes, climate change, and the fact that we love them so much is driving prices up
by 04 May 2017
Cate Blanchett, Danny Glover, Gene Kelly, Ray Manzarek, Paul Newman, Aung San Suu Kyi, Will Self, Arsene Wenger. Believe it or not, they all studied economics before they became famous
by 03 Mar 2016
Opium production in Afghanistan went up by 43 per cent last year. Here's how an illegal industry is so huge, and so difficult to shut down
by 16 Nov 2016
They came, they conquered, they crashed… or did they? I talked to as many investment bankers as I could to find out just how Wolf Of Wall Street banking really is.
by 21 Sep 2017
To mark International Women's Day, Professor Naila Kabeer looks back over the history of feminist economics and outlines her reasons why it matters for the future
by 08 Mar 2018
‘Planned obsolescence’ is internet conspiracy theory gold. But there’s truth in it, and it’s driving our obsession with trash
by 01 Nov 2017


our monthly look at the strange places we find economics
Some animal rights orgs say possessing animals is immoral.
by 13 May 2019
Are you a dog person? A cat person? A stick-insect person?
by 13 May 2019

We think economics should be for everyone

We think economics should be for everyone