Here’s my conversation with Tim Harford, author of “50 Inventions That Shaped The Modern Economy.” Among the things we discussed:

  • How have these inventions created both winners and losers;
  • Whethere we’ll look back and say that robots were good or bad for humans in the workplace;
  • Things we take for granted — like paper money, concrete, and clocks;
  • Whether we’re any closer to the paperless society we were promised years ago;
  • The device that’s around today because someone wanted to invent the Death Ray years ago;
  • What would be #1 on your list?

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