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50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

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Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.

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Tim Harford tells the story of how Honoré Blanc, a gun-maker in 18th-century France, transformed the way the world manufactures things - but couldn't benefit from his own innovations.
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The price of oil is arguably the most important in the world economy. How did we become so dependent - and are we ever likely to wean ourselves off it?
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It's claimed that some computers can now pass the Turing test: convincing people that they are human. Tim Harford asks how important that distinction is, and what it means for the future of human interaction.

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Podcast Details
Started
Nov 5th, 2016
Latest Episode
Sep 2nd, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
84
Avg. Episode Length
10 minutes
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