Economics is too important to leave to the economists

IF WE were to do a free-association game, and I were to say the word “economics”, I wonder what would come to mind for you. I suspect that, for many people, it would be something to do with money or politicsWhen researchers have asked how people feel about economics, they have found that many are confused or intimidated. Most feel unequipped to contribute to questions about the economy, and many struggle even to define what the economy is. Economics is often seen as boring and technical, and conversations about it are full of jargon.

One thing that people do know, however, is that economics matters. While they might not understand exactly what economics is, they know that it lies behind interest rates, the cost-of-living crisis, and whether they will get a pay rise this year…

Read the rest of Jeremy Williams’ article for the Church Times.

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