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“Plush Life” was originally published in Slate on Feb. 3, 2015. In the piece, Mark reviews The Great Beanie Baby Bubble by Zac Bisonette, and explores what other research in psychology and economics can explain about the speculative bubble that made Beanie Babies popular in the late ’90s.
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