The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Couverture
Penguin Books, 2009 - 442 pages
3 Avis
Les avis ne sont pas validés, mais Google recherche et supprime les faux contenus lorsqu'ils sont identifiés
The 10th anniversary edition, with new chapters on the crash, Chimerica, and cryptocurrency

In this updated edition, Niall Ferguson brings his classic financial history of the world up to the present day, tackling the populist backlash that followed the 2008 crisis, the descent of "Chimerica" into a trade war, and the advent of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, with his signature clarity and expert lens.

The Ascent of Money reveals finance as the backbone of history, casting a new light on familiar events: the Renaissance enabled by Italian foreign exchange dealers, the French Revolution traced back to a stock market bubble, the 2008 crisis traced from America's bankruptcy capital, Memphis, to China's boomtown, Chongqing. We may resent the plutocrats of Wall Street but, as Ferguson argues, the evolution of finance has rivaled the importance of any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. Indeed, to study the ascent and descent of money is to study the rise and fall of Western power itself.

Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire

Les avis ne sont pas validés, mais Google recherche et supprime les faux contenus lorsqu'ils sont identifiés

INFORMATIVE

Avis d'utilisateur  - 31mich - Overstock.com

I have not yet read this book but have only skimmed thru it....The copy I bought was a gift for a friend for an upcoming birthday so they have not yet read it either... but the book came highly recommended! Consulter l'avis complet

THE ASCENT OF MONEY: A Financial History of the World

Avis d'utilisateur  - Kirkus

From prolific historian Ferguson (History/Harvard Univ.; The War of the World, 2006, etc.), a sweeping survey of money and its many instruments.Some years ago, writes Ferguson, a hitherto unknown ... Consulter l'avis complet

Autres éditions - Tout afficher

À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Niall Ferguson is one of the world's most renowned historians. He is the author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschild, The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus, Empire, Colossus, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, High Financier, Civilization, The Great Degeneration, Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist, and The Square and the Tower. He is Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. His many awards include the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012) and the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013).

Informations bibliographiques