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The Ascent of Money

From Bullion to Bubbles (1 of 4) (#101)

Discover how money evolved from a crude system of coins to a complex global financial system. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: In this four-part series, Harvard historian Niall Ferguson delves deep into how the 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.

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