We spoke to Laurie Santos, a Yale professor studying whether we're the only species making irrational decisions
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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"People sort of insinuate, 'Well, you're a woman...' Yeah, well, watch this space. We get a lot done, women."
Real people talking about real economics
"Brexit? What's Brexit? It doesn't mean anything to me because I've never been in politics, or understood it."
LearnOur bite-size guide to the economy around you
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How do things like class and culture affect all this? Explore Your Society
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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
MoreEconomics in unexpected places
"If McDonald’s don’t listen to their staff, I'd probably stop going."
The road to Brexit will not be smooth, and there probably won’t be any cake
"A new generation is coming to power. They won’t be interrupted by anything or anyone. They can make the difference in our system."
Colgate Frozen Lasagna, anyone?
Lilly Quinn and Sarah Little spent 20 weeks on the road in 2016. So what did they learn?
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...
our monthly look at the strange places we find economics
"Everyone has a view on religion. We want to inform the debate, rather than inflame it."