"I've never seen that before" should be the exception to how we respond to the daily news cycle … but these days, it seems more like the rule. And we suspect that for a lot of people, this kind of "new normal" may soon seem so abnormal that they become numb, and/or simply tune out.
Yet there's a better choice than "numb and/or tune out." Namely, to comprehend. That's the insight social mood allows...
For almost five decades, the so-called "Drug War" in the United States has done what war always does: Compel payments best quantified by blood and treasure.
Yet that drug war is not confined within U.S. borders. It has involved mind-boggling greater payments of blood and treasure from the country along the U.S. southern border. And social mood has played an important, if little-understood role.
If you're a regular listener, you know the range of mood-related topics we've covered: Everything from movies to music to baseball to TV to war, and politics and urban planning and marijuana and vigilantes and presidents and comedy … and economics & finance. We'll keep covering those topics, and more. Robert Folsom explains why monthly episodes of Pop Trends, Price Culture will now join the full suite of social mood research.