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The ascent of money : a financial history of the world

Author: Adrian Pennink; Niall Ferguson
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : PBS Home Video, 2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Anamorphic widescreenView all editions and formats
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Explores the history of global finance and explains worldwide economic fundamentals and impacts.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Film adaptations
Historical television programs
History
Nonfiction television programs
Television adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Niall Ferguson; Niall Ferguson
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Pennink; Niall Ferguson
ISBN: 0793670934 9780793670932
OCLC Number: 764424519
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the book "The ascent of money : a financial history of the world" by Niall Ferguson.
Credits: Director of photography, Dewald Aukema ; series director, Adrian Pennink ; series producer, Melanie Fall ; executive producers, Simon Berthon and William R. Grant.
Performer(s): Niall Ferguson, narrator.
Description: 1 videodisc (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, stereo.
Contents: Episode 1. From bullion to bubbles --
Introduction --
The beginnings of money --
The Medicis & money lending --
Bonds --
Stocks --
John Law's scheme --
Episode 2. Bonds of war --
Introduction --
John Law and the Mississippi bubble --
The Rothschilds --
The Battle of Waterloo --
The American Civil War --
Real estate --
Emerging markets --
Episode 3. Risky business --
Introduction --
The limits of modern insurance --
The origins of insurance --
The welfare state --
Milton Friedman --
Chile's economic collapse --
Hedging bets --
Derivatives --
Episode 4. Planet finance --
Introduction --
Property owning democracy --
The S & L scandal --
Global finance --
Sub-prime countries --
Micro-finance --
Chimerica --
Credits.
Other Titles: Financial history of the world
Responsibility: a co-production of Chimerica Media and THIRTEEN in association with WNET ; written and presented by Niall Ferguson ; directed by Adrian Pennink.

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Explores the history of global finance and explains worldwide economic fundamentals and impacts.

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