You don't often hear a discussion of what university professors have in common with undocumented immigrants. But, we're in a moment when the "not often discussed" dominates the headlines. What is the common denominator that links professors and undocumented immigrants?
Working for years in good faith to be accepted into a larger community …
… Only to realize that "acceptance" is ultimately beyond their reach.
Please listen on.
In February 2004, Robert Folsom wrote a column that was published by a major news site. Yes that was 13 years ago, but, in recent months, the subject of that column has become more relevant than ever.
For this episode of Pop Trends, Price Culture, Folsom reads that old column, word for word, exactly as published in 2004. It still speaks for itself.
Global uncertainty. Global trade. And, presidential scandals. These are the news topics we consider this week, and there's no need to explain just how relevant they are right now.
Even so: what we can explain is how these issues reflect the influence of social mood.
Listen and hear for yourself.
Some Presidential scandals change history. Others are minor & don't involve the White House directly. But whether large or small, when the scandal s**t hits the fan, the president ends up 'wearing it' in some way.
The real question is: "How much political and/or personal damage does it do to the president?"
The meaning behind the words "fake news" makes it one of the fastest-moving phrases I've ever seen. A couple of months ago it described deliberately false journalism. Yet today, "fake news" has morphed into a word weapon some people use to discredit news and information they don't like.
But whether it's false journalism or word weapons, the best defense against "fake news" is … Smart listeners.
Let's get started.
Immigration policy has been an epic contradiction all thru U.S. history. America is “a nation of immigrants,” yet major political trends in American frequently include outbursts of anti-immigration sentiment.
Pop Trends, Price Culture offers a way to un-puzzle this issue – including recent-cases-in-point – via the clarity that comes with understanding social mood.
It's getting to harder and harder to find useful comparisons: Is this like 1968? … or 1937? … or 1984? Is he Reagan or Nixon or Andrew Jackson or Herbert Hoover?
It may feel like we're orbiting around an unnamed planet, but rest assured: The law of gravity has not been revoked. Social mood is at work in the politics of the moment -- and beyond.
Listen on to hear what we see.
The Socionomic Theory of Finance presents the years-long work of Robert Prechter. Yet the book also includes 21 essays on socionomics from 12 other scholars, writers, researchers and analysts. That's exactly how a far-reaching new theory of finance should develop.
This episode of Pop Trends, Price Culture is part two of our January 27 "3 Microphones" discussion, with T.R., Alan Hall, and Robert Folsom.