Social Mood Conference  |  Socionomics Foundation

Politics

  • [Article] Euthanasia

    [Article] Euthanasia

    The debate over euthanasia in the past several decades suggests that negative mood may also raise the public’s tolerance of mercy killing.

     
  • [Article] Nuclear Tests

    [Article] Nuclear Tests

    For years we have maintained that the detonation of nuclear bombs, while it may stir transient emotions, has no effect on the social mood; rather, social mood determines the penchant for exploding nuclear devices.

     
  • [Article] Socionomics and the Sudden Wave of Violence

    [Article] Socionomics and the Sudden Wave of Violence

    The U.S. market has proved to be a reliable forecaster of coming periods of global peace or conflict. Specifically, major declines in the U.S. stock market have forewarned of major international conflicts.

     
  • [Article] Israel and Hezbollah

    [Article] Israel and Hezbollah

    In truth, wars in the Middle East DO NOT move the stock market. Every single day includes “good” and “bad” news of some sort, and it’s easy to retrofit that news to an up or down close in the Dow.

     
  • [Article] Cultural Trends: Manifestations of a Bear Market Mood in Europe

    [Article] Cultural Trends: Manifestations of a Bear Market Mood in Europe

    With the progress of the bear market in Europe, xenophobia and exclusionism are becoming more pronounced.

     
  • [Article] Saddam Hussein’s Capture

    [Article] Saddam Hussein’s Capture

    So in the face of abundant evidence to the contrary, why does the media (and much of Wall Street) still embrace the myth that news moves markets?

     
  • [Article] The Timing and Character of Investment Legislation

    [Article] The Timing and Character of Investment Legislation

    Professor Nofsinger reviewed all major investment legislation from the 1920s to present. He found that the character of each new investment law reflected the direction of the stock market prior to its enactment.

     
  • [Article] The Land of Flint and Steel

    [Article] The Land of Flint and Steel

    Social clashes take myriad forms, but one bellwether rift that has an almost perfect record of erupting into open hostility right at the onset of major downturns is in the Mideast.