The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money

Director: Adrian Pennink Cast: Niall Ferguson
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The Ascent of Money

One week before President Barack Obama's official swearing in ceremony, public media provider 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2009
UPC: 0841887010528
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Pbs (Direct)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 87,934

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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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The Ascent of Money 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Galt More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago