The Ascent of Money

by Niall Ferguson

Book Reviews

  • @carolynz Oh I see! Best "holistic" intro-type books may be Koestler's Sleepwalkers, Bronowski's The Western Intellectual Tradition, Bryson's Home, Ferguson's The Ascent of Money? (The latter two are light - but smart - )Link to Tweet
  • @jasoncrawford @kevin2kelly The second one of from The Pattern on the Stone. The third from The Ascent of Money.Link to Tweet
  • Book 46 Lesson: As a system operates for an extended period without crisis, it becomes harder to imagine a crisis occurring and the more traumatic a crisis will seem for a given level of severity. to Tweet

About Book

Chronicles the evolution of finance from its origins in Mesopotamia to the modern world's most recent upheavals, covering such topics as the stock market bubble that prompted the French Revolution and the theories behind common investment vehicles.