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    Does chicken littles mentality play a part in recession/depression?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedeviled1 View Post
    Does chicken littles mentality play a part in recession/depression?
    It seems like it could. Runs on banks and saving instead of spending are two possible ways in which fear/panic could contribute to recession/depression.
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    whenever i hear "chicken little" , republican, conservatism comes to mind.

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    Is this the sky is falling idea?

    Well, Keynes was one of the first to talk about "animal spirits" and most of the behavioural psychologists since have been able to prove that markets do fluctuate in accordance with public mood and private depression-elation among the wealthiest, sort of worrying when you consider that the top investment decisions are often made by coke fuelled psychopaths or that power brokers could manipulate wars or terror atrocities to improve their financial ratings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Is this the sky is falling idea?

    Well, Keynes was one of the first to talk about "animal spirits" and most of the behavioural psychologists since have been able to prove that markets do fluctuate in accordance with public mood and private depression-elation among the wealthiest, sort of worrying when you consider that the top investment decisions are often made by coke fuelled psychopaths or that power brokers could manipulate wars or terror atrocities to improve their financial ratings.
    Of course....after all everything is on our heads. We made these systems, we ARE these systems. It is odd though that so many people, (business or otherwise), forget that.
    They seem to believe in a reversal, in that the system exists outside of us, rather than the other way around.

    So along the way we often forget about the people and their importance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    Of course....after all everything is on our heads. We made these systems, we ARE these systems. It is odd though that so many people, (business or otherwise), forget that.
    They seem to believe in a reversal, in that the system exists outside of us, rather than the other way around.

    So along the way we often forget about the people and their importance.
    It seems like a truism that any system is a product of the people who make it up and close reflection of the same but its also Marxism to say so.

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    Is it probable that many would recognize such a trend(probably not the right word) if it was actually playing a part in said economic disaster. Or would it be too subtle or everyone was defending their beliefs etc. Etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedeviled1 View Post
    Is it probable that many would recognize such a trend(probably not the right word) if it was actually playing a part in said economic disaster. Or would it be too subtle or everyone was defending their beliefs etc. Etc?
    I know, it probably is factoring in and I'd say yes that there's probably people smart enough to know it but its a little like meeting an alcoholic or anyone else engaging in compulsive behaviour when they have insight, they know but they still do what they're doing.

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    You know its possible that there's a much bigger picture than you or me or basically anyone can comprehend.
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