The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World


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Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labour. But in The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. What's more, he reveals financial history as the essential back-story behind all history. The evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization, from ancient ...

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Rodrigo G

Nov 12, 2014

Great book to understand the actual financial syst

Excellent book if you want to understand the current financial system. In some chapters there is a lot of history but most of the are very interesting.

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