The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go ?round
Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What?s more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. As Ferguson traces the crisis from ancient Egypt?s Memphis to today?s Chongqing, he offers bold and compelling new insights into the rise? and fall?of not just money but Western power as well.
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Review: The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the WorldUser Review - Yifan Xu - Goodreads
The book has a twin UK documentary series called "Ascent of Money". Later, PBS produced a shortened version of the documentary that can be access online for free. (The link is at the bottom of this ... Read full review
Review: The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the WorldUser Review - Goodreads
The "Ascent of Money" had a subtle right-wing/conservative bent to the point that as the events became more recent, I found more and more questionable "facts" and right-wing "talking points". For ...
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