Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

  • 336 pages
  • 0735216142
  • English
  • Hardcover
Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

‹ Early reader series ⁝ Kindle By Tim Harford ⁹ NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 by BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, AND A lively history seen through the fifty inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the bestselling author of The Undercover Economistand Messy Who thought up paper money What was the secret element that made the Gutenberg printing press possible And what is the connection between The Da Vinci Codeand the collapse of Lehman Brothers Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economypaints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the tools, people, and ideas that had far reaching consequences for all of us From the plough to artificial intelligence, from Gillettes disposable razor to IKEAs Billy bookcase, bestselling author and Financial Timescolumnist Tim Harford recounts each inventions own curious, surprising, and memorable story Invention by invention, Harford reflects on how we got here and where we might go next He lays bare often unexpected connections how the bar code undermined family corner stores, and why the gramophone widened inequality In the process, heintroduces characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, and were ruined by them, as he traces the principles that helped explain their transformative effects The result is a wise and witty book of history, economics, and biography. 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