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Lady Mary Herbert and Joseph Gage: Two of the Great Speculators of the Age

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print January 1989 | ISBN: 9780198286820
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596681 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198286821.003.0007

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Lady Mary Herbert and Joseph Gage: Two of the Great Speculators of the Age

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Describes Cantillon's involvement with two of the biggest speculators of the period, Lady Mary Herbert, daughter of the Duke of Powis, and Joseph Edward Gage. Both of them borrowed from Cantillon to speculate in Mississippi shares.

Keywords: Joseph Edward Gage; Lady Mary Herbert; Mississippi System; Powis family; rue Quincampoix; shares; speculation

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Subjects: History of Economic Thought

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