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The ascent of money

Author: Joanna PottsDewald AukemaSteven SeverinOrly DanonElliot McCaffreyAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : Distributed by PBS Home Video, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : [2- hour ed.]View all editions and formats
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Bestselling author, economist and historian Niall Ferguson takes a look at how money evolved, from the concept of credit and debt in the Renaissance to the emergence of a global economy and the subprime crisis we face today.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary television programs
Films for the hearing impaired
History
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Potts; Dewald Aukema; Steven Severin; Orly Danon; Elliot McCaffrey; Matt Platts-Mills; Duncan Thomsen; Niall Ferguson; Chimerica Media.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0793670519 9780793670512
OCLC Number: 317698938
Language Note: English; closed-captioned.
Credits: Director of photography, Dewald Aukema ; composer, Steven Severin ; editors, Orly Danon, Elliot McCaffrey, Matt Platts-Mills, Duncan Thomsen.
Performer(s): Presenter, Niall Ferguson.
Event notes: This edited 2-hour version aired January 2009. The fuller version aired initially for Channel 4 in the UK.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation ; stereo.
Contents: Money, money, money --
The origins of credit --
Credit default --
Safe as houses --
Securitization --
The joint stock company --
Enron --
Bonds & options --
Derivatives --
The quants --
A win-win situation --
Chimerica.
Other Titles: Boom and bust
Ascent of money : boom and bust
Responsibility: PBS ; a co-production of Chimerica Media Limited and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG ; producer, Joanna Potts ; written by Niall Ferguson.
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Bestselling author, economist and historian Niall Ferguson takes a look at how money evolved, from the concept of credit and debt in the Renaissance to the emergence of a global economy and the subprime crisis we face today.

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