As consumers we take all the decisions of the world! Who is going to work for us as farmer physician teacher architect or otherwise? So we don't have to think about empowerment in the first place because we already decide in which direction a euro yen or dollar is starting a new round. Directly or indirectly via taxes savings or subsidies.
So consumer education is all about conciousness. About learning how to make the best possible choises. And the best way to see the big picture and all the details of the complex world of economy is by looking through the windows of our twelve daily necessities of life. The easiest way to streamline all information for "consumer governance".
If you’re interested in the topic, check my brand new resource Economy360 on the Consumer Classroom resources section!