By Niall Ferguson
A richly unique examine the origins of cash and the way it makes the realm pass ?round
Niall Ferguson follows the cash to inform the human tale at the back of the evolution of our economy, from its genesis in historical Mesopotamia to the newest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What?s extra, Ferguson finds monetary heritage because the crucial backstory at the back of all background, arguing that the evolution of credits and debt used to be as very important as any technological innovation within the upward push of civilization. As Ferguson strains the challenge from historic Egypt?s Memphis to today?s Chongqing, he bargains daring and compelling new insights into the increase? and fall?of not only funds yet Western strength in addition.
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Second millennium BC Clay capsule (reverse facet) from Mesopotamia, c.