Social Mood Conference  |  Socionomics Foundation

Mood Riffs

  • Brushing Up: Stock of Women Artists is Rising

    Brushing Up: Stock of Women Artists is Rising

    Women artists still aren’t commanding the same auction prices as their male counterparts. Still, prices for their works are skyrocketing…

     
  • Despite Scandal, Jackson Remains in the Limelight

    Despite Scandal, Jackson Remains in the Limelight

    After an HBO documentary in March resurfaced allegations about Michael Jackson’s past, it looked like the singer’s reputation might be in trouble.

     
  • The Environmental-Concern Pump Is Primed and Waiting

    The Environmental-Concern Pump Is Primed and Waiting

    As socionomists, we make no judgment on the veracity of enviromental claims. Rather, what interests us is their timing.

     
  • Dissent, Dissatisfaction, Racism — Oh My!

    Dissent, Dissatisfaction, Racism — Oh My!

    Following his election in 2017, The Economist depicted French President Emmanuel Macron walking on water. Now, President Macron finds his approval rating hovering around 25%…

     
  • Empire State Clears Path for Weed

    Empire State Clears Path for Weed

    In late July, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that decriminalizes the use of marijuana and clears the records of some individuals who were convicted of charges related to the drug.

     
  • The Fox Hounds Disney

    The Fox Hounds Disney

    Walt Disney’s earnings and revenue fell short of expectations in the third quarter. Disney CEO Bob Iger blamed exogenous causes…

     
  • Spider, Shoes Command High Prices

    Spider, Shoes Command High Prices

    The 100th pair, a rare Nike “Moon Shoe,” ended up selling for $437,500. The price easily broke the world auction record of $190,373, which was set two years ago for a pair of Converse shoes worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Olympic basketball final.

     
  • Facebook Makes Government’s Hit List

    Facebook Makes Government’s Hit List

    The Federal Trade Commission’s unprecedented $5 billion fine against Facebook is the latest in a string of troubles for the social media giant.

     
  • James Bond, Meet 007

    James Bond, Meet 007

    The media are abuzz about the choice of a black actress, Lashana Lynch, to play agent 007 in the next James Bond film.

     
  • New Perspectives on the War on Terror

    New Perspectives on the War on Terror

    War is a social act that follows and expresses a negative social mood. One example is the War on Terror. It began with the 9/11 attack, which occurred 18 months into a bear market that started the previous year.