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Title Risky business [videorecording] / written and presented by Niall Ferguson ; producer Joanna Potts ; Chimerica Media in association with Educational Broadcasting Corporation for Channel 4.

Imprint Hamilton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 FSCC DVD Collection  DVD 332.09 RIS 2008    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (49 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Ascent of money, a financial history of the world
System Details DVD-R.
Note Disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Language Closed-captioned; in English with optional English subtitles.
Performer Host, Niall Ferguson.
Credits Editor, Orly Danon ; director of photography, Dewald Aukema ; composer, Steven Severin.
Note Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program Ascent of money in 2008.
Summary Travels to post-Katrina New Orleans to evaluate the free market's ability to help victims of the catastrophe. Examines early insurance schemes such as the Scottish Ministers' Widows Fund, and discusses the welfare state in post-WWII Japan as a measure against societal risks. Also studies the role played by economist Milton Friedman in Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship and the investment of Chilean workers' pensions as a form of risk management.
Subject Insurance -- History.
Risk management -- History.
Futures -- History.
International finance -- History.
Welfare state -- History.
Hedge funds -- History.
Genre/Form Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Ferguson, Niall. Screenwriter.
Potts, Joanna. Producer.
Aukema, Dewald.
Severin, Steven.
Chimerica Media.
Educational Broadcasting Corporation.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Added Title Insuring against the future
Risky business : insuring against the future
Ascent of money (Television program)
Music No. FFH 40183 Films for the Humanities & Sciences
40183 Films for the Humanities & Sciences

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