Social Mood Conference  |  Socionomics Foundation

Mood Riffs

  • [Mood Riffs] The Low Mood Of High-Heeled Shoes

    [Mood Riffs] The Low Mood Of High-Heeled Shoes

    “At the end of a rally phase of a bear market, the fashionable literally lift themselves back toward former heights with several inches of corked footwear.”

     
  • [Mood Riffs] Arsenic and Brown Rice

    [Mood Riffs] Arsenic and Brown Rice

    The next phase of the bear market may produce general health difficulties and might disrupt our fragile food supply.

     
  • [Mood Riffs] RIP EMH

    [Mood Riffs] RIP EMH

    Efficient Market Hypothesis is not only dead, but is “really most sincerely dead.”

     
  • [Mood Riffs] Pre-Occupied

    [Mood Riffs] Pre-Occupied

    Occupy Wall Street is dead, according to the New York Times, “an asterisk in the history books … a fad.”

     
  • [Mood Riffs] Reading the Rising Tension

    [Mood Riffs] Reading the Rising Tension

    Is major war on the horizon? The Socionomics Institute published a study back in February that predicted “a larger number of smaller, more-internal conflicts.”

     
  • [Mood Riffs] The Big Screen — TO — the Big Scream

    [Mood Riffs] The Big Screen — TO — the Big Scream

    “Negative social mood produces declines in stock market and disposes more people toward watching films with negative themes such as horror, tragedy, and misery.”

     
  • [Mood Riffs] “Women and Children First!”

    [Mood Riffs] “Women and Children First!”

    Even though social mood has rallied and the crisis has eased, governments and banks continue to prioritize themselves by trying to depress interest rates, a strategy economists refer to as “financial repression.”

     
  • [Mood Riffs] Ambassadors and Terrorists

    [Mood Riffs] Ambassadors and Terrorists

    Our hearts go out to the family and friends of U.S. Ambassador J. Chris Stevens and three staff members who were killed on Tuesday in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

     
  • [Mood Riffs] Circling the Drain

    [Mood Riffs] Circling the Drain

    Recent big bank analysis conjures up Edgar Allen Poe’s story, “A Descent into the Maelström,” in which a man recounts how he, but not his two brothers, survived a shipwreck and a whirlpool.

     
  • [Mood Riffs] Social Mood and Speed Limits

    [Mood Riffs] Social Mood and Speed Limits

    We like to drive faster when we’re feeling optimistic and slower when we’re pessimistic.