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The Ascent of Money
Ep: 1 "Dreams of Avarice"
This groundbreaking six-part series examines the creation of the economic system by taking viewers on a global trek through the history of money.
Episodes
Ep 1
Dreams of Avarice
Watch Until July 23, 4:00am
Ep 2
Human Bondage
Watch Until July 30, 4:00am
Ep 3
Blowing Bubbles
Watch April 26, 4:00am
Ep 4
Risky Business
Watch May 3, 4:00am
Ep 5
Safe as Houses
Watch May 10, 4:00am
Ep 6
Chimerica
Watch May 17, 4:00am
Dreams of Avarice
Professor Niall Ferguson examines the history of global finance and charts the events of the capitalist system through the centuries.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu May 24, 4:00am
Human Bondage
Niall Ferguson investigates the creation of the bond market in Renaissance Italy and its effects on military history as it swept westward across Europe and on to the United States.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu May 31, 4:00am
Blowing Bubbles
Explores stock market bubbles by tracing the rise and fall of two of the most famous investment companies in history, and finds parallels between the American crash of the 18th century and the more recent Enron scandal. (3 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Apr 26, 4:00am
Risky Business
Niall visits New Orleans to explore how insurance can be inadequate coverage for catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu May 3, 4:00am
Safe as Houses
Professor Niall Ferguson explains how someone's bright idea to bundle together a bunch of sub-prime mortgages virtually brought down the world's financial markets.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu May 10, 4:00am
Chimerica
Since the 1990s, once-risky markets in Asia and Latin America have become better investments than the UK or US stock market. The reason is 'Chimerica' - the economic marriage of China and the USA.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu May 17, 4:00am