Day By Day

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Niall Ferguson On the Current Crisis

Niall Ferguson,author of "The Ascent of Money" on the current crisis:

Canada 2020 Speakers Series: Niall Ferguson on the "Great Depression" from Canada 2020 on Vimeo.

This runs more than an hour but well worth the time spent listening to it. Pay particular attention to the question time at the end. There you will see all the major schools of thought -- liberal trans-nationalism, Schumpeterianism, neo-Keynesianism, monetarism, etc. all on display. Ferguson's responses are both amusing and illuminating.