Hello everybody, and welcome to Econforeverybody!
As the name suggests, Econforeverybody is an outfit that aims to do one thing: make economics accessible to everybody. As anybody who’s been through even a couple of classes in economics will tell you, it has a tendency to bore the living daylights out of you in next to no time. We should know: we’ve been teaching economics for about eight years now, and we haven’t yet met a student who couldn’t wait for Econ 101 to start. Quite the opposite, in fact.
But it needn’t be so! Economics is, we believe, a fun, interesting and fascinating subject, with the potential to help anybody who learns it look at the world in a way that they haven’t before. And once you start looking at the world as an economist does, it’s hard to stop.
At this stage you might ask (and it would be a very reasonable question) why you should look at the world as people of our tribe do. Simple: it helps you make more sense of the world. And anything that helps us make more sense of this bewildering, often mystifying, globalized society that we live in can only be a good thing, right?
That’s our premise, and that’s why this blog exists: understanding economics is a way of understanding our society a little better.
So why us, and why not a textbook, or the hajjar other sources online?
Two responses. One, we don’t claim to explain everything about economics. We’d love it if you went and checked out other sources about the topics that we discuss here. In fact, as you’ll find out, we’ll share links that we think you’ll find interesting. Or to put it another way: humne theka nahi le rakha hai.
Second, here’s why Econforeverybody should be on your list of places to visit if you want to learn economics. Almost all textbooks and their online cousins teach you a theory, and then tell you how to apply it. Not us.
We take a real world problem, and tell you how to think about it using economic theory. And we do it using only simple everyday English. If you can read this post, you can understand economics.
Best of all: no math, and as short as possible. Promise.
That’s about it, really! Keep an eye out for our posts, please do get a conversation going about ‘em, and let us know what works and what doesn’t.
Buckled in? Here we go!