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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.

    The Ascent of Money Episode 4: Planet Finance

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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.

    The Ascent of Money Episode 3: Risky Business

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    The Ascent of Money

    The Ascent of Money Episode 2: Bonds of War

    Niall Ferguson on John Law and his Louisiana territory Ponzi scheme and more.

    The Ascent of Money Episode 2: Bonds of War

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    The Ascent of Money

    Part 4: Planet Finance

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

    Part 4: Planet Finance

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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.

    The Ascent of Money Episode 1: From Bullion to Bubbles

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    The Ascent of Money

    Part 3: Risky Business

    The roots of the insurance industry; natural disasters and risk management; hedge funds.

    Part 3: Risky Business

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    The Ascent of Money

    Part 2: Bonds of War

    Niall Ferguson follows the rise of finance in Europe and its expansion into the Far East.

    Part 2: Bonds of War

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    The Ascent of Money

    Part 1: From Bullion to Bubbles

    Niall Ferguson looks at the history of moneylending, bond markets and the stock market.

    Part 1: From Bullion to Bubbles

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