Mr. G's AP World History

The History of Money, Finance, & Power

Posted in Uncategorized by gibault1 on November 17, 2010

If you’re at all interested and curious about economics and how it shapes the world, take the time to watch these recent documentaries done by a renowned Harvard professor.

In the four-hour version of THE ASCENT OF MONEY, historian and author Niall Ferguson seeks to explain the financial history of the world, exploring how our complex system of global finance evolved over the centuries, how money has shaped the course of human affairs and how the mechanics of this economic system work to create seemingly unlimited wealth—or catastrophic loss.

*** Follow the links on Google Video to see the remaining parts. Or watch them all here: http://video.pbs.org/program/1155680272/

 

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