Winter 2019

For Winter 2019 we will be doing Niall Ferguson's The Ascent of Money. In this book, Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What's more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. As Ferguson traces the crisis from ancient Egypt's Memphis to today's Chongqing, he offers bold and compelling new insights into the rise? and fall of not just money but Western power as well.


As Winter is a particularly busy time for many, there will only be two meetings of Reading Liberty and both will be on a Thursday. This means that in order to participate, you must be able to commit to both dates and be in attendance for the entire session.





Thursday February 7

Introduction, Chapters 1-4

CHN 1137

Thursday March 21

Chapters 4-6, Afterward

CHN 1137

For more information, or to register, please contact, Dr. L. Miljan 

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