Here at The Breakdown, we believe that the newspaper can be an extremely effective tool in teaching real life economics, politics, and other social science disciplines. However, in an era of fake news students may find it difficult to find credible sources. Furthermore, even credible sources can be difficult to decipher. In the context of economics, certain concepts and jargon can often confuse the reader. Our mission is to create a platform dedicated to selecting, decrypting, and contextualizing contemporary economic and political news articles. We're here to provide you with tips and tools to help strengthen your analytical skills so that navigating the news doesn't have to feel so overwhelming.