From a very young age on we learn that money is very important. How safe are banks? How did the financial crisis 2007 happen? How could it deptress worldwide economy? Niall Ferguson tries to answer all these (and much more) questions by looking at the financial history. The money system was once based on truth but it has repeatedly been interupted by crisis which affect all of us.
The Ascent of Money
Moreover, he reveals that finance is the foundation of human progress. Many different important historical events are looked at through the financial perspective. From ancient Mesopotamia up to the current Wall Street in New York, Niall Ferguson has a close look at everything.
The Ascent of Money: A financial history of the world by Niall Feguson