[Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, p2008.
9 sound discs (11.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Simon Prebble.
Chronicles the evolution of finance from its origins in Mesopotamia to the modern world's most recent upheavals, covering such topics as the stock market bubble that prompted the French Revolution and the theories behind common investment vehicles.
Dreams of avarice -- Of human bondage -- Blowing bubbles -- The return of risk -- Safe as houses -- From empire to Chimerica -- The descent of money.