Bank of England to publish book

The UK’s central bank has announced that it is publishing a new pop-economics book titled ‘Can’t we just print more money?’.

The book, which will be published in May by Cornerstone Press, aims to address ten economic questions, including ‘Why are all my clothes made in Asia?’ and ‘What actually is money?’.

The move is part of the Bank of England’s plan to increase public understanding about the economy and its role in it.

The Bank said that the advance and future royalties will be used to buy copies of the book for thousands of state school libraries and support the Bank’s wider education programme.

The book was written by Rupal Patel, an economist who works in the Bank’s financial stability directorate, and Jack Meaning, who works in the chief economist’s office.

“The economy – and economics – is all around us, in the decisions we all make every day at home, at work, or in the shops,” said Andrew Bailey, governor of the Bank of England. “Despite this, economics is generally not well understood, and nor are economists.

“We hope that, as well as being an entertaining and informative read, ‘Can’t We Just Print More Money?’ will help demystify economics and encourage people to learn how we can use it to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the world today.’

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