Gardening meets Econ 101: Why would the WSJ be interested in Tulips?

James Wood
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:13:44 PDT
One could also ask oneself, why would an author from the Wall Street
Journal be interested in bulbs, especially Tulips?  If you care to join me
in that particular mind experiment, one logical conclusion is that the
article might really be about speculative bubbles - from housing, to hyped
up stocks, to precious metals, to beanie babies, elmo dolls, cabbage patch
kids and so many other things.  Why would a business journal be interested
in our wonderful bulbs?  Especially those bulbs?  One reason is that the
first documented speculative bubble is with, you guessed it, Tulips.


James B. Wood

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