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The Ascent Of Money Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot Call it what you like, it matters now than ever In The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that financial history is the back story to all history.From the banking dynasty who funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that caused the French Revolution, this is the story of booms and busts as it s never been told before.With the world in the grip of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, there s never been a better time to understand the ascent and descent of money. Free Read [ The Ascent Of Money ] author [ Niall Ferguson ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 441 pages
  • The Ascent Of Money
  • Niall Ferguson
  • English
  • 09 September 2017
  • 014103548X

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  1. Imperialism The Darwinian Justification Ferguson contends that today s financial world is the result of four millennia of economic evolution It is very important to the aims of this book that this metaphor is accepted Ferguson looks at this evolution of money into the complicated financial ecosystem of today He explores how money mutated into new tools organisms and acquired characteristics that allowed it to meet the needs of its users demands of its environment better The tools that help Imperialism The Darwinian Justification ...

  2. Yay for empire Another book from the vaguely centrist right, you know them, those economists and Greek translators and philosophers from the University of Chicago who assisted Pinochet in his fascist coup, won Nobel Prizes, misconstrued Plato to fit their world view I m looking at you, Leo Strauss , and finally, today, when they are primarily involved in teaching a new generation to do the same things.Well, Ferguson perhaps isn t so vehemently rabid about his political beliefs, and he doesn t Yay for empire Another book from the vaguely centrist right, you know them, those economists and Greek translators and philosophers from the University of Chicago who assisted Pinochet in his fascist coup, won Nobel Prizes, misconstrued Plato to fit their world view I m looking at you, Leo Strauss , and finally, today, when they are primarily involved in teaching a new generation to do the same things.Well, Ferguson perhaps isn t so vehemently rabid about his political beliefs, and he doesn t teach in Chicago But he is their counterpart the British free trader Only he has something the Chicago boys don t that very old and very British urge to colonize those who have defaulted on their debts We who are not so verse in financial lingo tend to call this imperialism, a mucheffective imperialism because so incredibly beneficial to those who have the most to gain.Ferguson does a very good job of making economic theory as understandable as possible which means...

  3. The book is titled The Ascent of Money, but it s not about the ascent of money It s about the path of money, with the assumption that from the origin of the book s historical perspective, money has been the bedrock of civilization There s no ascendancy, because there is nothing for it to compete with, in the author s telling What the book really is is a straight history of the above board financial markets, and to that extent it s a useful and largely enjoyable read, covering the move from ba The book is titled The Ascent of Money, but it s not about the ascent of money It s about the path of money, with the assumption that from the origin of the book s historical perspective, money has been the bedrock of civilization There s no ascendancy, because there is nothing for it to compete with, in the author s telling What the book really is is a straight history of the above board financial markets, and to that extent it s a useful and largely enjoyable read, covering the move from barter to coin,...

  4. This is a very informative, and convincing book, about the history, and the need for money I say that despite the fact that I disagree with the author s conviction that capitalism is one of humanity s greatest achievements, and that the price of progress isthan worth it, no matter who loses out Also despite the fact that I have hea...

  5. Ferguson is known as an economic historian yet his last few books were almost purely historical, with only brief passages on the economic aspects of historical events Here, Ferguson returns to telling about, well, not so much economics as the evolution of finance First money, then banks, then bonds, then equities, derivatives, insurance, and finally the causes of the recent credit crunch are explained and developed in simple and clear prose Unlike War of the World a mammoth retelling of t Ferguson is known as an economic historian yet his last few books were almost purely historical, with only brief passages on the economic aspects of historical events Here, Ferguson returns to telling about, well, not so much economics as the evolution of finance First money, then banks, then bonds, then equities, derivatives, insurance, and finally the causes of the recent credit crunch are explained and developed in simple and clear prose Unlike War of the World a mammoth retelling of the horror of the 20th century which I felt had an impersonal and rushed air, as though Ferguson had relied too heavily on his massive, globe spanning team of researches from a host of universities , Ascent of Money is Ferguson really dealing with what comes naturally to him, as an expert in both the early modern bond markets, quantitative finance, the inner workings of the House of Rothschild as he should, he wrote the book s on them , t...

  6. Life has a habit of proving me wrong Recently I wrote a review of The Drunkard s Walk How Randomness Rules Our Lives and said something like you generally get a better understanding of a subject if you can see the historical path that has been followed in building the subject in the first place This book is all historical path, but it has left me without a clearer understanding of what I had hoped to learn from it.And this is a pity, as there are many things about money I would like a deeper u Life has a habit of proving me wrong Recently I wrote a review of The Drunkard s Walk How Randomness Rules Our Lives and said something like you generally get a better understanding of a subject if you can see the historical path that has been followed in building the subject in the first place This book is all historical path, but it has left me without a clearer understanding of what I had hoped to learn from it.And this is a pity, as there are many things about money I would like a deeper understanding of These are things that people ALWAYS take for granted in writing these sorts of books and they are also things that I have NEVER understood Exactly the same thing happens with astronomy A lot of the universe seems to be made up of matter tha...

  7. Contemplating the title of this book, my first thought was that it was by a person of the political left, maybe not the Pope, but an anti capitalist and moralizer on the all around evil of the financial system No, said the person who recommended it to me He s center right So, then I saw the title as deriving from the bad boy mentality of the author, thumbing his nose at such views The author has his own intended reference to The Ascent of Man, a TV series by Jacob Bronowski that impacted Contemplating the title of this book, my first thought was that it was by a person of the p...

  8. The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.Cicero 55 BCSo what have we learned in 2 Millennia Evidently no...

  9. 4.0 stars I am a big fan of Niall Ferguson and this book certainly added to my appreciation for both his skill as a writer and his knowledge of history, especially financial history After spending the early portion of the book on the history and development of currency, this book becomes a brief look at the origins and development of the major financial instituti...

  10. The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson explores the development of financial systems primarily European systems from about the year 1400 onward and the United States system since the Civil War There is major focus on the US economy in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries This book is just OK not bad but not that good either Rating 3 out of 5 stars Notes Audiobook Narrated by Simon Prebble Length 11 hours and 27 minutes Unabridged Audiobook Release Date 2008 12 12 Publisher Tanto The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson explores the development of financial systems primarily European systems from about the year 1400 onward and the United States system since the Civil War There is major focus on the US economy in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries T...