The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

This documentary is a six part series by the Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson. The documentary investigates the rise of money throughout the age’s right up to the present day. The documentary looks at the influences money has played in people’s lives and how it has dictated the growth of countries around the world. It also takes an in-depth look at the excesses and imbalances of using money incorrectly and inefficiently that led to the global financial crisis.

The six episodes that are in the video are:

  • Episode 1: Dreams of Avarice.
  • Episode 2: Human Bondage.
  • Episode 3: Blowing Bubbles.
  • Episode 4: Risky Business.
  • Episode 5: Safe as Houses.
  • Episode 6: Chimerica.

This is a fascinating documentary about the evolution of money and how it has played a major role throughout the world’s financial status.

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

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