Niall Ferguson: The Ascent of Money – A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson, is Professor of History at Harvard University, and in 2008, post meltdown, he published a critically acclaimed book titled “The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World”. This was happily adapted for television by Channel 4 and PBS in which Ferguson himself takes the audience through an engaging, and somewhat entertaining journey through time and space tracing the power that finance holds on all our lives. From ancient Mesopotamia to present day Memphis, Ferguson argues, that financial history is the essential back story to all histories. Credit and debt, the bond market, the stock market, insurance, mortgages and more come your way.

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World by Niall Ferguson Epsd. 1-5 (Full Documentary)

 

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Ed D
Ed D
8 years ago

Excellent! Thank you for sharing

alejandra
alejandra
8 years ago

this is an intelligent and critical look at the strange phenomenon of money across peoples and civilizations…ty

ayush
ayush
8 years ago

Hi Milindo…this is very interesting… rings a lot of bells at many levels…. I guess “Conspiracy of the Rich” and “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert T Kiyosaki will also interest you…a must read and a must for discussion for financial IQ!!!
Love
Ayush

G Kreger
G Kreger
8 years ago

Everyone please learn to speak Chinese, the economic and financial future of the world is dependent on China!

Joanne
Joanne
8 years ago

Civilization: The west and the rest by Ferguson is also a good read, recommended. Ty for posting this btw

Lance G
Lance G
8 years ago

I am not a finance student, but this i think is very informative. A lot of the ‘new’ is actually very old.

vibhu
vibhu
8 years ago

this is interesting,,,, helped me understand money more. niall ferguson is also a good presenter

KV
KV
8 years ago

Like the Jews, the Gujaratis in India are finance specialists.

Javier
Javier
8 years ago

Long watch….forwarded some bits, but educative nevertheless