tulip mania

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Yesterday I saw the movie Wall street. One of my favourite parts of the movie is when Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) explains about the tulip bubble (tulip mania). There is a wonderful piece of art standing in his apartment about this (of which I unfortunately have not yet been able to find a picture of). The amazing thing is of course that since 1637, we have learned absolutely nothing about keeping an economy stable.