The Ascent of Money

In the four-hour version of THE ASCENT OF MONEY, historian and author Niall Ferguson seeks to explain the financial history of the world, exploring how our complex system of global finance evolved over the centuries, how money has shaped the course of human affairs and how the mechanics of this economic system work to create seemingly unlimited wealth or catastrophic loss.

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Episodes 8

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The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money Episode 4: Planet Finance

Niall Ferguson chronicles the spread of financial and real estate practices.

57:44

The Ascent of Money Episode 4: Planet Finance

57:44

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The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money Episode 3: Risky Business

Niall Ferguson examines the roots of the insurance industry and more.

56:14

The Ascent of Money Episode 3: Risky Business

56:14

Video thumbnail: The Ascent of Money Part 4: Planet Finance

The Ascent of Money

Part 4: Planet Finance

Niall Ferguson chronicles the globalization of finance, and the recent economic collapse.

55:49

Part 4: Planet Finance

55:49

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The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money Episode 1: From Bullion to Bubbles

Niall Ferguson documents the roots of money and finance.

56:27

The Ascent of Money Episode 1: From Bullion to Bubbles

56:27

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