Revealed – the winning 51st Thing! Which “thing” won the vote to be added to our list of 50? Discover what it is and why it is worthy of being Number 51.
Revealed – the winning 51st Thing! What won the vote to be added to our list of 50? We asked for ideas for an extra “thing” that made the modern economy. We received hundreds of suggestions. Thousands of votes were cast on our shortlist of six. Now we have a winner. Discover what it is and why it is worthy of being Number 51.
Presenter: Tim Harford
Producer: Ben Crighton
Editors: Richard Knight and Richard Vadon
Sources and related links
Thomas A. Durkin - Consumer Credit and the American Economy, Oxford University Press, 2014
David S. Evans and Richard Scmalensee - Playing with Plastic: The digital revolution in buying and borrowing, MIT Press, 1999