The eminent economic historian Niall Ferguson travels to the world's financial centre to deliver a lecture at the New-York Historical Society.

He reflects on the causes of the global financial crisis, and argues that many people have drawn erroneous conclusions from it about the role of regulation.

Is regulation he asks, in fact "the disease of which it purports to be the cure"?

Producer: Jane Beresford.

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Inside the Mind of Professor Stephen Hawking

Inside the Mind of Professor Stephen Hawking

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A brief history of Stephen Hawking

A brief history of Stephen Hawking

His life, career and influences. Image: NASA

The discoveries that made Stephen Hawking famous

The discoveries that made Stephen Hawking famous

Revelations that have changed the way we see the world. Image: Alamy

Science and the Universe

Science and the Universe

Reith lecturers make sense of the world and beyond.