An old joke says that economics is the painful elaboration of the obvious.
Despite that, many economic concepts aren’t widely understood, even among investors. Some think they’re boring; others find them intimidating.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a series of straightforward, Q&A-style stories to explain the ideas everyone should understand.
Think of it as Economics 101 without having to sit through hour-long lectures.
Here they are:
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We hope this content helps you better understand why the economy works the way it does, and that the next time someone starts droning on about the Federal Reserve, you’ll be able to follow along. (And, at the very least, you’ll be better equipped to understand why these economics jokes are funny.)
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