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Pop Trends, Price Culture is the podcast about the intersection of psychology and markets. You can access our show notes at www.elliottwave.com/podcast (it's free). In each episode, Robert Folsom presents real people and real stories as they meet in the crossroads of mood and markets. Note: This podcast contains strong opinions and strong language.
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Pop Trends, Price Culture is the podcast about the intersection of psychology and markets. You can access our show notes at www.elliottwave.com/podcast (it's free). In each episode, Robert Folsom presents real people and real stories as they meet in the crossroads of mood and markets. Note: This podcast contains strong opinions and strong language.

May 29, 2016

This is an amazing time to be a news-watcher, more amazing still if you can actually sort it out along the way. The headline above previews our topics this week -- we go around the world, into the past, and into the future.

So please strap in for the ride…

Let's get started.

May 27, 2016

Who's America's biggest political bully of the past 70 years? That's the question -- so discover how your (elected politician only) answer compares to the person we describe in this episode of Pop Trends, Price Culture.

May 22, 2016

In recent decades, many popular models of human behavior -- in politics, urban planning, and financial markets -- have been discarded. The problem with them was…

… They didn't work. Those flawed models assumed a type of efficiency and rationality in collective human behavior that simply isn't there.

Alas, it's easier to toss out the old flawed model than it is to replace it with a better one. But we're working on a social mood model that's really, really promising.

Listen on and hear it for yourself.

May 20, 2016

Jane Jacobs saw a solution when nobody else even saw a problem. The problem she saw was, that planners and architects and master builders of her day held fatally flawed set of assumptions about human behavior -- that the way people in cities live is perfectly rational and efficient and chaos-free. And that is why their urban renewal projects were destructive. Their model was all wrong. Does this sound familiar? It should for anyone who took economics 101...

May 15, 2016

After you peel back the spectacle, a lot of news these days is hard to read. Threats and hard-to-calculate risks dwell right below the surface.

Yet an understanding of social mood allows you to go deeper than 'right below the surface' -- you can actually get to the bottom of the story. And not just one story… but the trend itself, which drives so many otherwise unrelated events.

Listen on and hear it for yourself.

May 13, 2016

One of the greatest and most influential "David vs. Goliath" stories in 20th century America is all but unknown today. An obscure, apparently ill-equipped female went up against the man who may be history's most prolific developer. This is episode one of a two-episode story about their decade-long battle.

May 8, 2016

When people no longer agree on who is allowed to go into which public bathroom … well, something ain't right in the world.

And that's literally what this week's news is telling us, from Brazil to Turkey to "American History's Most Presumptive Nominee for President."

Read on and learn how mood is at work.

May 6, 2016

What kind of scenario "leads to a multi-decade setback or dissolution" of one of the major political parties? From the top down and the bottom up, the answer is unfolding right before our eyes. Listen to the big picture story.

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