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The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money Episode 4: Planet Finance

Niall Ferguson chronicles the spread of financial and real estate practices.

The Ascent of Money Episode 4: Planet Finance

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The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money Episode 3: Risky Business

Niall Ferguson examines the roots of the insurance industry and more.

The Ascent of Money Episode 3: Risky Business

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The Ascent of Money

Part 4: Planet Finance

Niall Ferguson chronicles the globalization of finance, and the recent economic collapse.

Part 4: Planet Finance

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The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money Episode 2: Bonds of War

Niall Ferguson on John Law and his Louisiana territory Ponzi scheme and more.

The Ascent of Money Episode 2: Bonds of War

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The Ascent of Money

Part 3: Risky Business

The roots of the insurance industry; natural disasters and risk management; hedge funds.

Part 3: Risky Business

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The Ascent of Money

Part 2: Bonds of War

Niall Ferguson follows the rise of finance in Europe and its expansion into the Far East.

Part 2: Bonds of War

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The Ascent of Money

Part 1: From Bullion to Bubbles

Niall Ferguson looks at the history of moneylending, bond markets and the stock market.

Part 1: From Bullion to Bubbles