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The Next Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

Author: Harford, Tim
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Pub Date: 26/08/2021
Publisher: ABACUS
ISBN: 9780349144030
Availability: In Stock
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Quick overview Based on the series produced for the BBC World Service
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'Endlessly insightful and full of surprises - exactly what you would expect from Tim Harford'
BILL BRYSON

'Entertaining . . . A lively introduction to some of the most ingenious, yet often overlooked inventions that have changed the way we live' The Times

'Every Tim Harford book is cause for celebration'
MALCOLM GLADWELL

'Harford is a fine, perceptive writer, and an effortless explainer of tricky concepts. His book teems with good things, and will expand the mind of anyone lucky enough to read it' Daily Mail

In Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy, the revolutionary, acclaimed book, radio series and podcast, bestselling economist Tim Harford introduced us to a selection of fifty radical inventions that changed the world.

Now, in this new book, Harford once again brings us an array of remarkable, memorable, curious and often unexpected 'things' - inventions that teach us lessons by turns intimate and sweeping about the complex world economy we live in today.

From the brick, blockchain and the bicycle to fire, the factory and fundraising, and from solar PV and the pencil to the postage stamp, this brilliant and enlightening collection resonates, fascinates and stimulates. It is a wonderful blend of insight and inspiration from one of Britain's finest non-fiction storytellers.

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