Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy download free [PDF and Ebook] by Tim Harford

Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy download free [PDF and Ebook] by Tim Harford year 2018
  • Book name: Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy
  • Author: Tim Harford
  • Release date: 2018/9/23
  • Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780349142630
  • Rating: 8.55 of 10
  • Votes: 897
  • Review by: Blair Joyce
  • Review rating: 7.87 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/21
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 38 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Based on the series produced for the BBC World ServiceWho thought up paper money? How did the contraceptive pill change the face of the legal profession? Why was the horse collar as important for human progress as the steam engine? How did the humble spreadsheet turn the world of finance upside-down?The world economy defies comprehension. A continuously-changing system of immense complexity, it offers over ten billion distinct products and services, doubles in size every fifteen years, and links almost every one of the planet's seven billion people. It delivers astonishing luxury to hundreds of millions. It also leaves hundreds of millions behind, puts tremendous strains on the ecosystem, and has an alarming habit of stalling. Nobody is in charge of it. Indeed, no individual understands more than a fraction of what's going on. How can we make sense of this bewildering system on which our lives depend?From the tally-stick to Bitcoin, the canal lock to the jumbo jet, each invention in Tim Harford's fascinating new book has its own curious, surprising and memorable story, a vignette against a grand backdrop. Step by step, readers will start to understand where we are, how we got here, and where we might be going next.Hidden connections will be laid bare: how the barcode undermined family corner shops; why the gramophone widened inequality; how barbed wire shaped America. We'll meet the characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, or were ruined by them. We'll trace the economic principles that help to explain their transformative effects. And we'll ask what lessons we can learn to make wise use of future inventions, in a world where the pace of innovation will only accelerate.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H2M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Economics, History Of Engineering & Technology, Business & Management, Economic History
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 10.74 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x197x22mm
  • Weight: 278g
  • Printed by: Abacus
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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