NIALL FERGUSON on the second networked age

Economic historian Professor Niall Ferguson

Our era is the second networked age, with the computer in the role of the printing press says Niall Ferguson

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This week's featured guest on NBR Sunday Business with Andrew Patterson is economic historian Professor Niall Ferguson.

He discusses his compelling new book The Square and the Tower -– Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power.

Professor Ferguson argues that, while people think the network age is a modern phenomenon, networks have in fact been operating for hundreds of years and their impact on history has been overlooked.

 


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