Tim Harford is an economist and presenter of BBC World Service’s podcast series “50 Things That Made the Modern Economy”.
The series is nearing its end and its creators asked for suggestions from the public for a “51st thing” that helped create the economic world we live in.
Harford has now chosen his shortlist of six ideas or innovations for a “51st thing”.
Click here to vote for the 51st thing.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Harford.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
My six favourites are credit cards, GPS, glass, pencils, irrigation and spreadsheets.— Tim Harford
The internet is made of glass…— Tim Harford
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