Englischsprachige Literatur

Harford Tim

Fifty things that made the modern economy

Little,Brown, London 2017


Tim Harford is a renowned British economic journalist and has received various prizes for his work. His first book on the topic was “The Underground Economist” and he has published ever since.

I am sure the secret of his well earned success is his ability to describe and explain economics so that people can understand and enjoy the subject.

Here he presents his very subjective collection of 50 inventions that changed the world. Most of them like the plough or the pill are self evident, others like the barbed wire or passports are a surprise, others like the department store are three years after the book was published already on the decline.

All in all a good, eye-opening read.