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In which John takes you to Amsterdam to discuss the tulip mania that overtook the Netherlands in the 17th century, culminating with the famed flower bubble of 1636 and 1637, the original irrational exuberance. (Or was it irrational?)

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Comment by Dryamontillado on December 6, 2013 at 3:39pm

Intrinsic value

They told me of the bubble,

how fortunes were won and lost

in a day on diseased bulbs

and tiger-streaked petals,

 

varietals now as extinct

as the fortunes they destroyed

and the millionaires themselves.

Not a store of value.

 

They never told me tulips

are more beautiful than gold,

or how to tell if transience

is frivolous or urgent.

Comment by Psychonautslog on April 25, 2011 at 8:06am
Did you smoke some weed too?
Comment by Psychonautslog on April 25, 2011 at 8:05am
Every bubble burst, even a tulip-bulb-bubble or was it a bubble-bulb ?

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