Video Assignment #2

Video Assignment #2

Instructions

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 ground-breaking six-part series examines the creation of the economic system by taking viewers on a global trek through the history of money.  Watch Episode 2 of the video and answer the following questions by writing a minimum of 500 words using APA style format.

  1. How do the concepts of credit and interest, as incorporated into banking, and money lending, help to stimulate economic growth?
  2. Give one  example of how you think the availability of credit may have stimulated growth in medieval times. Then give one example of how it works today and explain why modern financial markets are different from those in medieval times.

Video

DocuDeck. (2013, March 17). The ascent of money – Human bondage (Episode 2) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDbPikepkiI

Video Assignment #2

 

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Video Assignment #2

Instructions

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 ground-breaking six-part series examines the creation of the economic system by taking viewers on a global trek through the history of money.  Watch Episode 2 of the video and answer the following questions by writing a minimum of 500 words using APA style format.

  1. How do the concepts of credit and interest, as incorporated into banking, and money lending, help to stimulate economic growth?
  2. Give one  example of how you think the availability of credit may have stimulated growth in medieval times. Then give one example of how it works today and explain why modern financial markets are different from those in medieval times.

Video

DocuDeck. (2013, March 17). The ascent of money – Human bondage (Episode 2) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDbPikepkiI

Video Assignment #2

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