French foreign minister's son wanted over $3.5 million Las Vegas gambling spree
French foreign minister's son wanted over $3.5 million Las Vegas gambling spree. Thomas Fabius is the object of an arrest warrant in Nevada for taking money and gambling chips in exchange for several bad cheques in Las Vegas casinos the day before his father Laurent became French foreign minister.
Ricardo first became interested in the study of economics in 1799, when he read Adam Smith's classic work The Wealth of Nations. Over the coming years, he began to study economic problems more and more intensely, and in 1809, he published his first serious article on the subject in the London newspaper Morning Chronicle. He expanded this article the following year into a pamphlet, The High Price of Bullion: A Proof of the Depreciation of Bank Notes.