Revealed – the winning 51st Thing! Which “thing” won the vote to be added to our list?
The plough kick-started civilisation – and ultimately made our modern economy possible
Refrigeration revolutionised the food industry, and other industries too
Do welfare states boost economic growth, or stunt it? It’s not an easy question to answer
Property rights for the world's poor could unlock trillions in ‘dead capital’
The extra “thing” – what should it be?
If managers often have a bad reputation, what about those who tell them how to manage?
Renaissance man Luca Pacioli wrote the definitive book on double-entry bookkeeping
The S-bend was a pipe with a curve in it, an invention that led to public sanitation
A high-tech ‘death ray’ capable of zapping sheep led to the invention of radar