Social Mood Conference  |  Socionomics Foundation

2020

  • Firearm Fever

    Firearm Fever

    Purchases of guns in the U.S. are soaring. Socionomists have identified a connection between fear and gun sales during negative-mood trends.

     
  • Sorry Honey, I’m Not in the Mood

    Sorry Honey, I’m Not in the Mood

    Researchers say Earth is unprepared for a global population crash that will have “jaw dropping” consequences. Birth rates are regulated by social mood.

     
  • Why the Spirit of ’68 is Alive in 2020

    Why the Spirit of ’68 is Alive in 2020

    Many cultural observers have noted the parallels between 1968 and 2020: protests, a pandemic, a contentious presidential election, a fierce stock market rally and a historic space launch. But the question remains: why are these two years so similar?

     
  • Election 2020: On a Knife’s Edge

    Election 2020: On a Knife’s Edge

    Forget the polls, betting markets and even the economy. One indicator with a 228-year track record is signaling that this year’s election is a lot closer than you think.

     
  • Who’s for Dinner?

    Who’s for Dinner?

    A new board game follows the experiences of some cannibalistic 19th century pioneers. Games, like other forms of entertainment, are reflections of social mood.

     
  • Energy Companies Targeted in Climate Change Lawsuit

    Energy Companies Targeted in Climate Change Lawsuit

    More than 10 state and city governments have filed climate change lawsuits against energy companies. None have succeeded yet, but could this trend change?

     
  • Will Your Company Survive the Bankruptcy Wave?

    Will Your Company Survive the Bankruptcy Wave?

    More than 700 companies sought bankruptcy protection in the U.S. in May. Fortify your business or career to give it the best chance to thrive in the bear market.

     
  • Putin Shows His Dark Side … Again

    Putin Shows His Dark Side … Again

    A decree allows Russia to use nuclear force in the event of a conventional weapons attack. The new law is one more example of Russia’s growing aggression.

     
  • Dam Disasters: See What We Told Readers in January About the Catastrophic Risks

    Dam Disasters: See What We Told Readers in January About the Catastrophic Risks

    Thousands evacuated. Homes destroyed. Warning signs ignored for decades. And a surprising connection to the stock market…

     
  • College Can Wait

    College Can Wait

    For years, higher education was in an inflationary trend. But the industry faces much greater challenges now that social mood has shifted to negative.