The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show The Ascent of Money Listen 34 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/59457/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Renowned historian Niall Ferguson looks into the history of money and how it makes the world turn. In The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, he tells the human story behind the evolution of the world’s financial system, from its origins in Mesopotamia to the latest economic upheavals.