Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy

Tim Harford (Autor) Lançado em agosto de 2018 Edição em Inglês
    Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy_0
    Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy
    • Resumo
    • Detalhes do artigo
    • Garanties
    • Acessórios incluídos
    • Data de lançamento agosto 2018
      Editor Little, Brown Book Group
    • Who 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... Ver mais

    • Vendido pela FNAC  12,83 €
    • 5 novos Marketplace desde 13,34 €   e 2 usados ou recondicionados desde 13,94 €
    • Todas as ofertas
      • 13,34 € Custos de envio +0 €
        Disponível
        Novo
        Pro
        PbshopUK
        (32999)
      • 14,27 € Custos de envio +0 €
        Disponível
        Novo
        Pro
        DodaxEU-PT
        (36670)
      • 16,07 € Custos de envio +0 €
        Disponível
        Novo
        Pro
        Dodax AG
        (17962)
      • 16,07 € Custos de envio +0 €
        Disponível
        Novo
        Pro
        Mecodu
        (24508)
      • 13,60 € Custos de envio +3,99 €
        Disponível
        Novo
        Pro
        MplusL
        (1305)
    • Satisfeito
      ou reembolsado
    • Levantamento
      gratuito em loja
    • Pagamentos
      Seguros
    • Devoluções
      gratuitas em loja

    Resumo

    Who 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.

    eBook com Kobo by Fnac

    Milhares de livros em qualquer lado graças aos leitores de ebooks Kobo by Fnac. Uma experiência de leitura otimizada para o mesmo conforto que um livro em papel.

    Descobrir

    Opiniões dos nossos clientes Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy

    Sê o primeiro a dar
    a tua opinião sobre este produto

    Dar opinião ✔ A tua opinião foi gravada

    Características detalhadas

    Autor

    Tim Harford

    Data de lançamento

    agosto 2018

    EAN

    978-0349142630

    ISBN

    9780349142630

    Dimensões

    12,9 x 19,8 cm

    Nº Páginas

    352

    Encadernação

    Paperback