Blowing Bubbles
Category All Business
Series Title Ascent of Money
Episode 3
Duration 50 mins
Product Code 22105
Broadcast Year 2008
Price £195.00

Blowing Bubbles is part of the BBC series, Ascent of MoneyWhy do stock markets produce bubbles and busts? Professor Ferguson goes back to the origins of the joint stock company in Amsterdam and Paris. He draws testing parallels between the current stock market crash and the 18th Century Mississippi Bubble of Scottish financier John Law and the 2001 Enron bankruptcy. In Blowing Bubbles, he shows why humans have a herd instinct when it comes to investment and why no one can accurately predict when the bulls might stampede.

Part of a series of business resources from the BBC archive.

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