The Ascent of Money

  • 2009
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

A series that chronicles how the modern financial system came to be, including the evolution of money, the relationship between money and war, the role that risk plays in creating wealth and the interconnected nature of the global economy.

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Part 1: From Bullion to Bubbles
56:08 — Economist and historian Niall Ferguson examines the current global financial crisis in the context of the financial history of the West, Topics in thi (more…)
The Ascent of Money Episode 1: From Bullion to Bubbles
56:27 — In the first episode of the four-hour series, economist and historian Niall Ferguson documents the roots of money and finance in the conquest of the A (more…)
The Ascent of Money Episode 3: Risky Business
56:14 — Economist and historian Niall Ferguson examines the roots of the insurance industry in Europe; how disasters like Hurricane Katrina expose problems in (more…)
Part 2: Bonds of War
55:36 — Niall Ferguson documents the rise of modern finance in Europe and its expansion into the Far East, including the ascendancy of the Rothschilds and bon (more…)

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  • Premiered: July 8, 2009
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A series that chronicles how the modern financial system came to be, including the evolution of money, the relationship between money and war, the role that risk plays in creating wealth and the interconnected nature of the global economy. (more)

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