Friday, June 21, 2019

50 Things: “Pencil”

From the BBC: the latest episode of Tim Harford’s podcast 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy: “Pencil.” Nothing here that a pencil-lover won’t already know. And the episode treats the pencil not as something that helped make the economy but as something made. But still worth a listen.

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comments: 2

zzi said...

Thanks for Tim Harford’s podcast. I probably listened to 4-5 so far. All school children should learn about Norman Borlaug.

Michael Leddy said...

I listened to that one yesterday, after wondering, What’s dwarf wheat?