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The Ascent of Money

Part 1: From Bullion to Bubbles


Economist and historian Niall Ferguson examines the current global financial crisis in the context of the financial history of the West, Topics in this episode include: the beginnings of moneylending, stocks, bonds and credit.

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The Ascent of Money

Part 4: Planet Finance

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


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