Niall Ferguson is a Harvard professor and expert on economic history. He is also an entertaining writer with strong opinions about current economic conditions. If you believe that history can teach us something about our future, then Ferguson is someone you should listen to.
< In May, Ferguson gave a lecture entitled “Fiscal Crises and Imperial Collapses: Historical Perspectives on Current Predicaments.” If you have 45 minutes to learn something about how historical economic events might predict your retirement future, watch the video embedded below. (If you are reading this by email or feed reader, you may have to click through to my site.)
For a printed summary, here is a link to his presentation that accompanied the lecture.
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