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 Cambridge uni professors thinks it's the only way to stop democracy being biased against the young.
by 07 Jan 2019
Like gap years weren't already posh enough.
by 07 Jan 2019
The world’s most retweeted tweet offers retweeters the chance to win £725,000.
by 07 Jan 2019


Real people talking about real economics
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...
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


Our bite-size guide to the economy around you


Economics in unexpected places
How do you change an industry that is so obviously geared towards men, to one that women can like too? We meet two women who've tried to do just that
by 08 Mar 2017
We still think of it as a job our grandparents did – but manufacturers need millennials, the FT reports
by 31 Jul 2018
"I feel really conflicted about the wealth we've acquired."
by 25 Aug 2017
"There's a deeper economics, that we cannot touch on..."
by 03 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
We asked ten year olds, teenagers and a bunch of festival goers to draw an economist for us. Anyone notice a theme...?
by 03 Mar 2016
Sometimes we can forget how simple money really is...
by 03 Mar 2016
Your average lay can be pretty damn expensive
by 23 Nov 2016


our monthly look at the strange places we find economics
I'm more excited to go shopping than to that bad?!
— Sarah (designer, shopaholic, Christian)
"Everyone has a view on religion. We want to inform the debate, rather than inflame it."
by 13 Apr 2017
I'm more excited to go shopping than to that bad?!
— Sarah (designer, shopaholic, Christian)

We think economics should be for everyone

We think economics should be for everyone