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A Brief History of Double Entry Book-keeping - Episode 8


Jolyon Jenkins investigates how accountants shaped the modern world. The role played by accountants in the Holocaust, the Irish Potato Famine and the Highland Clearances. The Nazis stole money from the Jews, and were meticulous in recording the theft - by accounting for it they hoped to cleanse it. Accountants may have a reputation for dullness, but can that mask a moral agenda?

Broadcasts

  • 2010-03-17 15:45:00 - 2010-03-17 16:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,