Cyber Attack, Barbie, and Legal Cannabis: Unrandomly Chosen
Socio in the News in 200 Seconds
Updated: October 31, 2016
If you were to randomly pick three stories from the "recent news" hat, you might come up with
1) Marijuana, 2) Barbie, 3) Cyber attacks.
They sure seem like random topics, right?
Well, these stories are our picks this week, but they were not chosen randomly -- each one includes a strong and observable element of collective human activity.
And that means mood.
Let's get started.
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Robert Folsom has covered politics, popular culture, economics and the financial markets for more than 25 years, via print, radio, video and digital content. Robert has served as a writer and editor with Elliott Wave International since 1992. From 2000 to 2007, his 5-day per week blog on elliottwave.com built an investor readership of some 70,000, who read Robert's unique perspective on everything from media follies to mass psychology to under-reported facts about investing.