Dreams of avarice credit and interest through the ages /

From "promises to pay" on ancient Babylonian tablets to the insolvency of present-day consumerist America, this program explains the origins of credit and debt and why credit networks are central to civilization. Historian Niall Ferguson examines financial transactions recorded in cuneiform; the tra... Full description

Corporate Author: BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Other Authors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
Series: Ascent of money.
Online Access: Part of the Films on Demand collection.