In today's post, I want to clear up the confusion between two terms we often hear: economics and economy. While they may sound similar, they actually have different meanings. Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, whereas the economy refers to a specific region or country's system of producing, distributing, and consuming these goods and services. Think of economics as the subject, and the economy as the real-world application of that subject. So, the next time you hear these terms, remember that economics is the study and the economy is the practical system we live in.