9 min

The Plough 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

    • Business

The plough was a simple yet transformative technology. It was the plough that kick-started civilisation in the first place – that, ultimately, made our modern economy possible. But the plough did more than create the underpinning of civilisation – with all its benefits and inequities. Different types of plough led to different types of civilisation.



Presenter: Tim Harford

Producer: Ben Crighton



(Photo: Farmer ploughing field, Credit: Shutterstock)

The plough was a simple yet transformative technology. It was the plough that kick-started civilisation in the first place – that, ultimately, made our modern economy possible. But the plough did more than create the underpinning of civilisation – with all its benefits and inequities. Different types of plough led to different types of civilisation.



Presenter: Tim Harford

Producer: Ben Crighton



(Photo: Farmer ploughing field, Credit: Shutterstock)

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