How much money our governments spends, and what they spend it on, matters. But it can be a confusing topic. So we created this explainer.
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.
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Rhinos are killed because their horns are so valuable. So some conservationists are trying to reduce the price.
Real people talking about real economics
"My belief is that you do any job you can as long as you do it with respect"
More than thirty years after the mines closed, mining is still a huge part of the identity of Durham
"They got rid of the mines, but they couldn't get rid of the miners"
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'Economics' is everywhere. Explore learn
What do your choices have to do with 'the economy'? Explore You
How does the 'mini-economy' of your home work? Explore Your Home
What jobs are there, who gets to do them, and why? Explore Your Livelihood
Where do you work, and why does it matter? Explore Your Workplace
What exactly is money, and why is it such a big deal? Explore Your Money
How do things like class and culture affect all this? Explore Your Society
How does what politicians do affect the economy? Explore Your Government
Is 'the economy' the whole world? Explore Your World
What are our economies really working towards? Explore Your Future
What could the future of economics mean to you? Explore Your Economics
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In thirteen years, you will own nothing.
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
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.
I have no idea what a mortgage bond derivative is