Rethinking Economics was started by students who were unhappy with what they were being taught in their undergraduate economics degrees. Economics is a discipline that impacts everyone, yet it is also a subject where few people are able to have their say. While most people want to understand and engage with the economic decisions and events that affect their lives, many also think that the subject is not for them, or is something best left to the 'experts'. Local organising is the lifeblood of Rethinking Economics. Students in local Rethinking Economics (RE) groups self-educate themselves by putting on events, lobby their departments for curriculum reform, and bring economics as it should be to their communities. As of the time of this writing, there are over 50-member groups in 15 countries, but these numbers seem to grow steadily month after month.