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Law the Improviser

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print June 1997 | ISBN: 9780198286493
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596674 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019828649X.003.0018
 Law the Improviser

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Law attempted to keep the System afloat during the Summer of 1720. His growing failure was marked by the return to power of the financier class and the issue of rentes. The problems for the System were further complicated by the outbreak of plague in Marseille. The publication of the French translation of Money and Trade.

Keywords: Richard Cantillon; financiers; plague

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Subjects: History of Economic Thought

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