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THE ASCENT OF MONEY

THE ASCENT OF MONEY

Niall Ferguson—professor of both history and business administration at Harvard University—guides viewers through the evolution of money, reinforcing his thesis that "financial history is the backstory of all history." The worldwide financial crisis that began in mid-2007 sets the stage, as Ferguson looks at money and credit as measures of trust; real estate as a means of propping up a shaky economy; the creation of joint-stock companies and stock market bubbles; the importance of bonds; the origin of derivatives, options, and hedge funds; and the increasing interdependence of the U.S. and Chinese economies. Briskly moving and beautifully shot on location around the world, the program features Ferguson's accessible narration as well as commentary by experts (e.g., Paul Volcker, George Soros). Grades 9 and up. Closed captioned. Color. PBS. 120 minutes. ©2009.econfundamentals

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