Economics is a thing which impacts everyone to a greater or lesser extent. It is very noticeable. And the fact of the change or difference cannot be argued with. Why the change happened is, of course, subject to discussion, but not the fact of it.
A simple example: the price of fuel.
When I return or speak with folks in Old Home, the price of fuel comes up. "What is the price of gas now?" the question will come. I will give the response. There is a moment of silence, as both I and the questioner know that they are paying more. There are reasons they are paying more, reasons that they will typically not bring up into discussion. But the impact on their pocket book is a reality that neither of us need to dwell on at any length.
It extends to a great many things these days. The price of food. The fact that your meal or your work may be delayed as businesses are having problems finding employees. The fact that some things may be completely unavailable or take exceedingly long periods of time.
The reality that, at least now, it seems almost everything is more expensive.
There are reasons for this of course. Economics (and supply chains) do not happen in a void. Decisions are made by governments in what they choose to tax or not tax (and thereby encourage or not encourage), what they choose to encourage or discourage. And the market reacts accordingly.
I expect that as we continue to move into Winter and what appears to be increasingly unstable economic times, these sorts of things will become even more obvious and harder to not see. And I say "not see" specifically: At some point even children begin to put together simple logic chains like when it is cloudy, it is more likely to rain. At some point, as shortages move on and prices increase (and quite likely never come down), even the most resistant will at least have to look at their far more dwindling resources that go faster and faster for less and less.
At some point, economics becomes rock upon which all societies, cultures, and peoples either break or restore themselves.