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Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

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Review of ‘Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy’

You might expect a book about inventions that shaped the modern economy to begin with the invention of computers, the internet, or perhaps some important but obscure financial software you can’t begin to understand. Instead, bestselling author Tim Harford, a senior columnist at the Financial Times whose previous works include The Undercover Economist, begins with…

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