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History of Innovation

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History of Innovation

History of Innovation

History of Innovation

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Chris Arnold reports on the whirlwind rate of technological innovation over the past several centuries. While historians often credit philosophical movements — like the Renaissance or the Enlightenment — with creating this climate of inventiveness, economists give another source: expanding markets. They ask if Thomas Edison would have bothered to create the light bulb if there wasn't anyone he could sell it to?

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