A lot of readers (and people in general) really like economics and finance. They find it intellectually engaging and intriguing. And they should because it is.
Just don't major in it.
I say this because I majored in it and, though, you would think it is a practical degree with mathematical aptitude, the entire industry is a cronyistic, nepotistic, brown-nosing mess that puts a premium on connections over mathematical genius.
And as an aside, yes, there will be a consequence to such a vital component of the US economy being corrupted. Namely, the confiscation/eradication of your precious 401k.
But, again, to quote Michael Savage,
"You don't want to hear about that. No, no, you much rather hear about some guy hitting a ball over a fence."