Watch This: What Causes Economic Bubbles?

Watch this video to learn why economic bubbles inflate -- and what eventually brings them back to earth.

Watch This: What Causes Economic Bubbles? Photo by Watchara Ritjan / Shutterstock.com

In recent years, we all have learned about the intoxicating highs and destructive lows associated with economic bubbles. The recent housing bubble made homeowners feel rich.

Then, the bubble burst. Nearly a decade later, the nation still has not fully recovered from the ensuing damage.

But what causes economic bubbles in the first place? Watch this TED-Ed video to learn how the mania surrounding bubbles can make just about anything — including tulips — appear vastly more valuable than it really is.

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