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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