Economic history

Engraving of John Law in 1720, at the height of his power: adviser to the king of France and controller-general of finance

John Law: the Scottish gambler who rescued France from bankruptcy

8 September 2018 9:00 am

The gambler who created the first stock market crash and became the richest citizen in Europe was no one’s hero, says Jesse Norman – until now

When cautious-looking investments are the riskiest option

25 May 2013 9:00 am

Going for ‘safe’ choices could cost you dearly