Saturday, August 23, 2014

Conservative British MP Kwasi Kwarteng on his new book, 'Ghosts of Empire'

Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng is a British politician and historian. A member of the Conservative Party, he has served as a Member of Parliament since 2010 representing the constituency of Spelthorne in Surrey. Below he talks about his book, War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt, in which he chronicles the history of money since the Spanish discovery of the Americas, its relationship to war, and the resulting impact the interconnection has on free markets worldwide.