Social Mood Conference  |  Socionomics Foundation

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    [Article] From Felix to Mickey, Cartoon Styles Shift Dramatically with Social Mood

    Euan Wilson walks you through animation’s first 40 years step-by-step and shows you how trends in cartoons are actually reflections of waxing and waning social mood throughout the period. This in-depth study will not only alter the way you understand cartoons, it will revolutionize the way you look at popular media.

     
  • [Article] Can You Predict an Asset Bubble? Shout This from the Rooftops: Socionomists Can

    [Article] Can You Predict an Asset Bubble? Shout This from the Rooftops: Socionomists Can

    Most people—including Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke and the lion’s share of economists—think that it is impossible to predict asset bubbles.

     
  • [Article] Military and Political Leaders Need a Socionomic Perspective

    [Article] Military and Political Leaders Need a Socionomic Perspective

    Guest contributor Michael Flagg asserts that even the best military and political analysts tend to commit a cardinal sin of forecasting. In this discussion, Michael explores the errors of conventional analysis and explains how socionomics gives a better context for understanding geopolitical and corporate conflict.

     
  • [Article] Authoritarianism Versus Anti-authoritarianism: The Tension Boils Over As  Negative Mood Deepens

    [Article] Authoritarianism Versus Anti-authoritarianism: The Tension Boils Over As Negative Mood Deepens

    Socionomics posits that waves of social mood motivate the rise of authoritarian governments, and that the current wave could put a new group of dictators into office. Part 1 of this study shows that over the past 300 years, the world’s most notorious authoritarians rose to power or committed their worst atrocities during or soon after bear markets. He also clarifies shifts in what’s considered socially, politically and morally normal and why it’s important to know about these changing trends today. Part 2 explains the grassroots sources of authoritarian desire and forecasts ways in which it will most likely manifest itself in the future.

     
  • [Article] During Negative Mood Periods, Society Redefines What’s “Normal”

    [Article] During Negative Mood Periods, Society Redefines What’s “Normal”

    We forecast that a continuing long-term trend toward negative social mood will produce increasingly authoritarian—and anti-authoritarian—impulses and eventually lead to the appearance of severe authoritarian regimes around the globe.

     
  • [Article] Socionomics and Fibonacci: The Golden Ratio Governs Life, Beauty and the Universe

    [Article] Socionomics and Fibonacci: The Golden Ratio Governs Life, Beauty and the Universe

    We present new findings that further indicate the ubiquity of the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio in the universe. We review some previous observations and make a few conjectures along the way. First, a brief review of the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio, phi.

     
  • U.S. Secessionist Sentiment is on the Rise – Will your State Revolt?

    U.S. Secessionist Sentiment is on the Rise – Will your State Revolt?

    Secession isn’t relegated to the history book; it’s a powerful modern political force and springs from the bear-market impulse to polarize and separate. Declines in social mood chip away at the foundations of authority, eventually pushing citizens to attack their own government. In this report, Alan Hall compiles the first-ever index of U.S. secessionism movements to show how, when and why a people revolt.

     
  • [Article] Sports Scandals Signify A Shifting Mood

    [Article] Sports Scandals Signify A Shifting Mood

    Not only are the perception of politicians susceptible to the fluctuations in social mood, sport stars are no different. Former sports journalist Gary Grimes peels back the lid on popular athletes’ such as Tiger Woods and others to reveal their socionomic significance.

     
  • [Article] The Developing European Tinderbox: The EU Appears Set to Go Up in Flames

    [Article] The Developing European Tinderbox: The EU Appears Set to Go Up in Flames

    Brian Whitmer, editor of Elliott Wave International’s European Financial Forecast, teams up with The Socionomist to deliver an arresting account of the social climate in Europe and shows how negative social mood is driving apart the economies and politics of the European Union. His analysis shows compelling socionomic parallels between early America and modern Europe, warning of the largest threat to European solidarity since World War II.

     
  • [Article] Will You Make the Cut? Pro-Eugenics Ideas May Resurface As Negative Mood Deepens

    [Article] Will You Make the Cut? Pro-Eugenics Ideas May Resurface As Negative Mood Deepens

    Alan Hall reveals how the large mood fluctuations shaped the eugenics movement in America and abroad and how it not only changes people’s valuation of financial and other assets — it changes how humans value others. Hall puts the pieces of the puzzle together and makes a startling forecast for a resurging ideology most believe to be dead.