The Ascent of Money


This is a history of money. Why it developed, how various financial products came to be, and the events that affected the markets.

There’s some interesting tales, including a few I hadn’t heard before. Funny how money played a more significant role than you’ve been led to believe in some world events (notably wars and battles).

It’s also slightly unnerving how many collapses and scams there have been as well, and how many times the markets have been bailed out by governments.

Hugh Ross did a perfectly good job reading it.

As I said, a nice enough read, but didn’t really provide much beyond well-worn tales. As an overview it was pretty good.

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Reviewed: 31st March 2019