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Episode from the podcastHow It Began: A History of the Modern World

The Stock Market: How Democratized Investment Changed the World

Released Thursday, 6th July 2017
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In this episode, historian Brad Harris reveals the surprisingly fascinating history of financial markets and how the development of stock sales since the 1600s powered everything from the age of discovery to the ability of senior citizens to avoid poverty and retire comfortably.
By Brad Harris, Historian of Science & Technology. For more information on this episode, including a select bibliography, visit howitbegan.com.