It is a well-known fact that if you give dragons all your gold, they will create jobs for the local economy instead of slaying people and laying their villages to waste. (This is of course the basis of modern capitalist theory.)
Dragons Speak Out
Knights are always trying to slay me, but I'm just trying to make an honest living gold-hoarding.
We dragons are portrayed so unfairly in the mainstream media. I mean, sure, every now and then a village gets tragically toasted, or a maiden unfortunately gets devoured – but these are just the normal costs of doing dragonness.
Singling out dragons, invading their lairs and stealing their gold is just reverse raidism!