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Title Safe as houses [videorecording] : real estate values and mortgage trading / 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, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 FSCC DVD Collection  DVD 332.09 SAF 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.
Performer Presenter: Niall Ferguson.
Credits Editor, Orly Danon ; director of photography, Dewald Aukema ; composer, Steven Severin.
Summary "Contrary to widespread perception, real estate is no different than any other financial asset-its value can plunge. This program examines the volatility of property investment and the ramifications of buying and selling bulk mortgages and mortgage-backed securities. Beginning with an example from British history, scholar Niall Ferguson discusses the fate of the 2nd Duke of Buckingham, whose vast holdings were bound up in a severe 19th-century property-values crash. Refocusing on Detroit, Memphis, and other American locales, Ferguson draws links between corporate myopia, banking scandals, and the vision of an "ownership society." Microfinance in the developing world is also explored."--Container.
Subject Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687.
Mortgage-backed securities -- History.
Real estate investment.
Home ownership -- History.
Real estate business -- Finance -- History.
Financial institutions -- United States.
Financial crises -- History.
Subprime mortgage loans.
International finance -- History.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Added Author Ferguson, Niall.
Potts, Joanna.
Danon, Orly.
Aukema, Dewald.
Severin, Steven.
Chimerica Media.
Educational Broadcasting Corporation.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Added Title Real estate values and mortgage trading
Music No. FFH 40184 Films for the Humanities & Sciences

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