An article in the Los Angeles Times said that worries about a possible recession are mounting and that falling gas prices would “provide little lift to an economy constrained by fear.” Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson said politicians have been minimizing the dangers of coronavirus even though it is “clearly a very serious problem.” A restaurant in Los Angeles is now testing customers’ body temperatures before letting them enter. And a Bloomberg article says that mistrust, rumor and conspiracy theories are hindering the United States’ fight against the coronavirus.
The commonly held view is that negative events cause such levels of uncertainty. But socionomists note that negative mood not only drives negative events but also impels people to view their future as uncertain.
To learn more, read “Socionomists Are Increasingly Certain About Uncertainty.”
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