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  • proper n. A personification of law enforcement; a police officer.

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Examples

  • This bold and liberal proposal recalls John Law's South Sea Bubble of the century before; for, although the Bank of America sought no monopoly and promised the payment of no national debt, it did seem to be aiming its flight above the clouds, since, counting the Manhattan at two, the united capital of the banks of the State did not exceed five millions.

    A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3

  • Now, call John Law an adventurer, a gambler, if you will, and if you can; but at least admit that he has given life and hope to the poor of France, that he has given back to the king a people which was despoiled and ruined by the former king.

    The Mississippi Bubble

  • Armed with that info, you can call John Law and take a big step toward recovering your goods.

    LXer Linux News

  • Possessed of a quirky sense of humor and the money to pay for his whims, Mr. Hellman in 2009 founded the Con Artist Hall of Infamy, a website devoted to memorializing financial scammers from John Law, the French finance minister who helped create the South Sea Bubble of the early 1700s, to Bernard Madoff.

    An Eye for Investments and an Ear for Bluegrass

  • But John Law, the 18th-century Scottish economist who served as finance minister for Louis XV in France, not only imagined this particular innovation but also implemented it for the king—with disastrously inflationary results.

    How the Dollar Rules by Fiat

  • In countries like France, the system has made the country prosperous, but the anarchy and inequality of Anglo-Saxon-style capitalism have irritated the French since the Scotsman John Law gave them their first financial bubble, in 1720 (the Mississippi bubble).

    The Debt We Owe the Dutch

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'The Link Between Obama and John Law'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'CNN\'s senior political analyst Bill Schneider may believe Obama\'s personal qualities make him "the superpresident," but first & foremost, Obama with his $3.5 trillion budget sees himself as the new FDR, armed with a new New Deal - not new when FDR did it.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: The Link Between Obama and John Law

  • Between 2003 and 2007, the largest firms in global finance engaged in a protracted display of recklessness and irresponsibility, of morally hazardous behavior, not seen since the South Sea Bubble and the heyday of John Law, and probably never by institutions with such standing, dignity and presumptive responsibility — and systemic centrality.

    The Great Geithner Giveaway, Part II

  • In countries like France, the system has made the country prosperous, but the anarchy and inequality of Anglo-Saxon style capitalism have irritated the French since the Scotsman John Law gave them their first financial bubble in 1720 (the Mississippi bubble).

    In Defense of Paleface Capitalism

  • No; not Nicholas Leeson but John Law, a Scottish gambler who, having floated dud stock in the Mississippi Co., bankrupted France in 1720.

    Nick Leeson, Meet Carlo Ponzi

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