The ascent of money
Niall Ferguson‘s book, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, is now available in a full-length four-part documentary. Known for his intellectual firepower, Ferguson is an historian who specializes in financial and economic history and teaches at Harvard.
The Ascent of Money is well researched and especially relevant for putting the current financial crisis in historical context. As Ferguson said, “Money’s rise has never been a smooth upward ride … Financial history has repeatedly been interrupted by gut-wrenching crises, of which today’s is just the latest.”
Each of the parts lasts for about an hour, but is conveniently broken up into chapters should one only wish to view certain sections.
Part 1: From bullion to bubbles
Part 2: Bonds of war
Part 3: Risky business
Part 4: Planet Finance
Source: PBS – Thirteen/WNET
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