John Law and the Mississippi Bubble

In this animated short, Richard Condie offers up a history lesson about one of the most sensational get-rich-quick schemes that took place in France over 200 years ago. With economist John Law at the helm, the plan was to open a bank and exchange bank notes for gold at wildly inflated share prices to mask the fact that the country's gold had been depleted in the building of Louis XIV's palace. When the inevitable rush to cash in the notes takes place, poor John Law is left broke and broken-hearted.

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Film Credits

director
Richard Condie
producer
Jerry Krepakevich
script
Stanley Jackson
narrator
Stanley Jackson
sound
William Eakin
editing
William Eakin
sound
Ken Page
editing
Ken Page
animation
Richard Condie
Sharon Condie
Gordon Manson
music
Patrick Godfrey

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