from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A violent passion for the acquisition or cultivation of tulips; -- a word said by Beckman to have been coined by Menage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A craze for the cultivation or acquisition of tulips; specifically, that which arose in the Netherlands about the year 1634, seized on all classes like an epidemic, and led to disasters such as result from great financial catastrophes.
What amazes me more than any spectacle of boom and bust is our capacity as a species to witness speculative bubbles inflating and bursting, or to have read about the most notorious case studies, such as tulipomania or the South Sea Bubble, and yet fail to remember the inevitable outcomes.
Embroidered in this memoir are poignant, outraged, thought-provoking observations on a sweeping range of subjects-the elicit pleasures of bargain-hunting, the misery of writer's block, social democracy, racism, tulipomania, the controlling of moles and slugs, death, and the delights of wild weather.
What amazes me more than any spectacle of boom-and-bust is our capacity as a species to witness speculative bubbles inflating and bursting—or, to have read about the most notorious case studies, such as tulipomania or the South Sea Bubble—and yet fail to remember the inevitable outcomes.
In the spring of 2000, when I spoke at the TED Technology, Entertainment, Design conference in California, I said that the dot-com stock prices reminded me of tulipomania.
Their bonuses may have been capped, their jets grounded, their securitized mortgages and credit default swaps unmasked as tulipomania.
Garage admits as much, stating "Clinton increased taxes that resulted in a 97% increase in government revenue" even though the economy was growing a healthy clip because it was in an unsustainable financial bubble like tulipomania.
This brilliant analytical volume documenting the Mississippi scheme of 1719-1720, the English South-Sea bubble of 1711-1720 and the Dutch tulipomania of 1634-1636 are still valuable narratives for insight into the numerous financial booms and busts over time.
Hunting, an industrious author of that day, who wrote a folio volume of one thousand pages upon the tulipomania, has preserved the folio wing list of the various articles, and their value, which were delivered for one single root of the rare species called the _Viceroy_: florins.
In Paris also the jobbers strove to create a tulipomania.
There were some curious incidents in the course of the tulipomania.
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