I am currently reading Tim Harford's book 'Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy'. It is an interesting list entertainingly explained by Tim - a couple of my favourites are barbed wire, air conditioning, razors, shipping containers and Billy bookcases (from IKEA and well used in our house).
Among others things Tim writes a longrunning column in the Financial Times in the UK, titled 'The Undercover Economist' in which he reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences.
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Recent articles that I have found interesting and useful for embedding in teaching include:
What does a robot accountant look like?
The secret to happiness after the robot takeover
The topsy turvy logic of Trump’s trade tirades
Football’s minnows demonstrate how poor countries can catch up