Social Mood Conference  |  Socionomics Foundation

2020

  • Are You Ready for Some Football?

    Are You Ready for Some Football?

    Most sports leagues have closed up shop during the coronavirus pandemic, but professional American football is fighting to maintain business as usual. Beyond the pandemic, football faces a host of vulnerabilities—and opportunities—at the current juncture, and its stakeholders would be prudent to take note when preparing for the sport’s “new normal.”

     
  • How to Withstand the Siren Song of a Market Rally

    How to Withstand the Siren Song of a Market Rally

    Dramatic rallies go hand-in-hand with dramatic bear markets. The psychology behind bear market rallies is powerful and tempting, seducing investors to fall feverishly back in love with the market at just the wrong time…

     
  • No Slump for Smut

    No Slump for Smut

    Pornhub, the world’s largest pornography website, has reported an 18% rise in traffic.

     
  • Don’t Tread on Me

    Don’t Tread on Me

    Negative mood fuels growing authoritarianism. It also fuels expressions of anti-authoritarianism. For example…

     
  • Today’s Forecast: What’s Happening Now Will Continue

    Today’s Forecast: What’s Happening Now Will Continue

    A recent headline said the stock market probably won’t get back to even this year. Another said markets are in the grip of a “grim economic outlook.”

     
  • Human Rights Take Back Seat to Government Power

    Human Rights Take Back Seat to Government Power

    Rhode Island has moved to quarantine New Yorkers who cross its borders. Police in New Orleans are jailing people for minor offenses…

     
  • Can Negative Interest Rates Save the Economy?

    Can Negative Interest Rates Save the Economy?

    Recently, yields on 1-month and 3-month Treasury bills dipped below zero on their own, without formal action by the Fed.

     
  • It’s Your Virus! No. It’s Yours!

    It’s Your Virus! No. It’s Yours!

    President Trump is calling the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus.” And a Chinese official tweeted that the U.S. military might be responsible for the disease.

     
  • Concept of market collapse with  falling meteorites

    Why Such Fear?

    An article in the Los Angeles Times said that worries about a possible recession are mounting…

     
  • Enchanted by Exclusion

    Enchanted by Exclusion

    The Belgian city of Aalst held a parade featuring caricatures of Orthodox Jews and people dressed in Nazi SS uniforms.