50 Things That Made the Modern Economy
50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

Shipping Container

08:58 | Nov 19th, 2016

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The boom in global trade was caused by a simple steel box. Shipping goods around the world was – for many centuries – expensive, risky and time-consuming. But, as Tim Harford explains, 60 years ago th...Show More


epekilis recommended:Sep 30th, 2019

Just found this podcast that tells the story of ordinary objects that punch above their weight in importance. This episode positions the shipping container as the catalyst for the global economy that is now under such severe attack. We are all hyper-aware of the impact that AI and constant tech im...Show More

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