Where Did the Word "Economics" Come From?

When it comes to economics, it’s easy to get caught up in big ideas: Money, the markets, trade, labor and more.

Now, believe it or not, the study of these ideas can all be traced back to one guy in ancient Greece — a mercenary who lay down his weapons, thought long and hard about household management and then wrote a text about it. 

So let’s take a look backward to where the original idea of economics came from and why that’s important today.

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