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

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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Transcript: The Darwinian Economy

Transcript: The Darwinian Economy

Read the transcript of Niall Ferguson's second 2012 Reith Lecture, The Darwinian Economy, in which he reflects on the causes and lessons of the global financial crisis.

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