Trebots @ Tuesday October 23rd 2012 11:16

A broker converting coin into MIssissippi stock in the Dutch print series, Het grote tafereel der dwaasheid, The great scene of folly. More pics.

Re this, JB comments that showing any kind of relationship between financial and technological innovation is kind of hard, but rather liked this illustration - of what happens when you let an entrepreneur also run monetary policy. (When was Spain's first bubble? Spanish Wikipedia is big on Anglo disasters, but doesn't mention Spanish railways in the 1860s, etc etc.)

 

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