Tim Harford's bite-sized "Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy"


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/08/29/bite-sized-delights.html

Tim Harford (previously) is an economist with a gift for explaining complex subjects in simple, accessible terms: his latest book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, uses 50 short essays about technologies as varied as Ikea’s Billy Bookcase, the plow, and AI to illustrate the ways that the human race has transformed itself, its relations, and the planet.


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I’ve been enjoying the podcast version of this. But prefer the UK title “Fifty things that shaped the Modern Economy”


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Harford embodies the best of Bayesian thinking,

Once again, without the $10 words.


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