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Episode 012: Two Lip Mania

This week’s guest…tried and true Dakota Potts!

Claire and Dakota in Halloween costumes.
Context: Halloween. Left: LeBron James after winning the 2016 NBA Finals and Hades from Disney’s Hercules. I did the eyeshadow.

Happy Spring! Spring means flowers. Inevitably it reminds us all of the famed 17th century Dutch Tulip Market Crash. Every year I ruminate on this fabulous story and sigh in happy remembrance of the joyful fact that an entire country got really stoked about a flower market. In this telling of the tale, we nod to the mania that think-pieces on Business Insider or something loved to point at frantically when Bitcoin got popular, but also use the new information from Anne Goldgar’s new book “Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age” to acknowledge that, in fact, it wasn’t really much of a mania at all.

Misc Mentions:

Poot:

Poot Lovato

 

Tulip Meanings and Folklore:

https://www.ftd.com/blog/share/tulips-meaning-and-symbolism

 

The Basics:

https://www.investopedia.com/features/crashes/crashes2.asp

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160419-tulip-mania-the-flowers-that-cost-more-than-houses

 

Charles Mackay’s “Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds”, 1852:

http://www.cmi-gold-silver.com/pdf/mackaych2451824518-8.pdf

 

Myth-Busting:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/there-never-was-real-tulip-fever-180964915/

http://theconversation.com/tulip-mania-the-classic-story-of-a-dutch-financial-bubble-is-mostly-wrong-91413

 

Anne Goldgar’s Book:

Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age

Questions? Comments? Miscellania?

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