Risky Business
Category All Business
Series Title Ascent of Money
Episode 4
Duration 50 mins
Product Code 22106
Broadcast Year 2008
Price £195.00

Life is a Risky Business - which is why people take out insurance. But faced with an unexpected disaster, the state has to step in. In this BBC TV programme, Professor Ferguson travels to post-Katrina New Orleans to ask why the free market can't provide adequate protection against catastrophe. His quest for an answer takes him to the origins of modern insurance in the early 19th century and to the birth of the welfare state in post-war Japan.

Risky Business is part of a series of BBC business videos from the Ascent of Money series.

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