《货币之溯源》(The Ascent of Money)[HDTV]
As the world continues to struggle to find its footing amid rising unemployment, constricted credit and crumbling banks and industries — raising questions about how the economic system collapsed — PBS presents Niall Ferguson’s ASCENT OF MONEY. This groundbreaking four-part series examines the creation of the economic system by taking viewers on a global trek through the history of money. (An abbreviated version of the documentary, which focused on the current economic crisis at the advent of the Obama administration, aired in January; it can be streamed in full on the Website.) The four-hour version delves deeper into how the complex system of global finance evolved over the centuries, how money has shaped the course of human affairs and how the mechanics of this economic system work to create seemingly unlimited wealth — or catastrophic loss.
ASCENT OF MONEY is based on Ferguson’s best-selling book The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, which predicted the current economic crisis and was released within weeks of the meltdown of sub-prime loans.
PBS 2008年播出的一部以 Niall Ferguson的畅销书 “货币溯源：世界金融史”为蓝本的纪录片。在这部4小时长的影片中作者从货币起源开始，向观众展示了当今复杂的金融市场几个世纪以来的的演化过程；对社会进程的影响；金融市场运作的原理并剖析2008年金融危机的根本原因和对未来的展望。