Tim Harford on The Next 50 Things that Made the Modern Economy

This IEA Book Club event sees Mark Littlewood [IEA Director General] host revolutionary, acclaimed book, radio series and podcast, bestselling economist, Tim Harford, to discuss his latest book “The Next Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy”.

In “Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy” , Tim introduced us to a selection of fifty radical inventions that changed the world. Now, in this new book, Tim 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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