The Ascent of Money

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Overview

One week before President Barack Obama's official swearing in ceremony, public media provider WNET.org puts the meaning of money into context by speaking with best-selling author, historian, economist, and Harvard professor Niall Ferguson about the current state of the American economy and our nation's financial future. According to Ferguson, understanding a nation's financial history is the essential component in understanding their evolution as a society. By learning how ancient societies endured periods of ...
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Overview

One week before President Barack Obama's official swearing in ceremony, public media provider WNET.org puts the meaning of money into context by speaking with best-selling author, historian, economist, and Harvard professor Niall Ferguson about the current state of the American economy and our nation's financial future. According to Ferguson, understanding a nation's financial history is the essential component in understanding their evolution as a society. By learning how ancient societies endured periods of economic distress, claims Ferguson, modern financial analysts can perhaps find a solution to today's worldwide economic meltdown. Follow Ferguson around the world as he traverses financial hot spots in all corners of the globe to discus the emergency with leading experts on the economy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/2009
  • UPC: 841887010528
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,996

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Niall Ferguson Participant
Technical Credits
Adrian Pennink Director
Dewald Aukema Cinematographer
Simon Berthon Executive Producer
Orly Danon Editor
Melanie Fall Producer
Niall Ferguson Screenwriter
William R. Grant Executive Producer
Joanna Potts Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Ascent of Money
1. Introduction [2:26]
2. Money, Money, Money [5:02]
3. The Origins of Credit [7:47]
4. Credit Default [8:15]
5. Safe As Houses [14:54]
6. Securitization [9:22]
7. The Joint Stock Company [10:42]
8. Enron [10:21]
9. Bonds & Options [11:10]
10. Derivatives [6:56]
11. The Quants [11:06]
12. A Win-Win Situation [9:53]
13. Chimerica [6:53]
14. Credits [1:25]
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Where Money Began

    I first saw this program by professor Niall Ferguson, an author of several books on the subject of money, broadcast on PBS. This DVD traces the development of money before it existed to the current era. What makes it so easy to watch, is the inclusion by Ferguson, of on site visits to the cities and countries where the historical events occured, the history of the individuals involved, such as Fabinochi, Medici, Rothchilds,Soros, etc. much like a travelogue. The program takes the viewer through the history of money to our present economic circumstances. Warning. The program takes 4 1/2 hours to view so schedule your time accordingly. It is well worth the effort and at the end you will have a better understanding of what is occuring in our economy today.

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