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    • The Mississippi Scheme: In Which a Scottish Adventurer Destroys the Economy of France

    • Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
    • By: A Man with a Cat
    • Narrated by: A Man with a Cat
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the early 18th century, 80 years prior to revolution, France went wild for stocks and bonds. Mechanics dropped their tools and tradesmen closed their shops. There was but one profession, one employment, one occupation for persons of all ranks, from peasant to prince. And that profession was speculating in stocks. This is the story of John Law, the adventurous Scotsman played chance against an entire nation.

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