This is the kind of subject I really like: something that seems so trivial but has a big impact in history. The tulipmania that swept the Dutch Republic triggererd the first modern market crash and is strikingly similar to the dot.com boom and bust of the last decade. Both involved ridiculous speculation way beyond the inherent value of the product, and both gradually rebounded to their real value. A great lesson in economic history.
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