Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

Friday, November 28, 2008

Unemployment during the Great Depression was 25 percent. So, just how does the current economic crisis stack up against history's other bubble-bursting periods? Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and the author of The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, places the current financial crisis in historical context.


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Comments [3]

margaret from morristown

How about pompous and pontificating?

btw lisp would only be an example of onomatopoeia if it were pronounced lithp.

Nov. 28 2008 12:06 PM
Joe from New York

One of my favorite words.


Nov. 28 2008 11:52 AM
Tom from Toronto

I would be interested to hear what Niall has to say about the rise of Islamic banking. Does it have any elements that would appeal to our own Western finance systems?

Nov. 28 2008 10:10 AM

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