The Ascent of Money

Part 1: From Bullion to Bubbles

Special | 56m 8s | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 07/05/09

Rating: TV-PG

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