Yet again European leaders have failed to appreciate the social mood correlation between banks and sovereigns.
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Nationalism/localism is on the rise and citizens want to know where corporations stand.
In the UK, a growing number of consumers are speaking out against the miserable labor practices and "denim blue" rivers that give us ridiculously cheap clothes. Is the US market about to follow suit?
Battle: Los Angeles, which grossed $35 million in its opening weekend. What does this say about social mood?
Every bear market ends in apathy. Not hate, apathy. We're still in the hate stage, but apathy is quickly approaching.
Yes, this is what it's come to... a bank's efforts to teach young people about finance gets the sneer treatment from mainstream financial media.
The era of conspicuous consumption has come to an end.
"The planet itself seemed less impressive, in its old-fashioned, deliberate, annual or daily revolution, than this huge wheel, revolving within arm's-length at some vertiginous speed, and barely murmuring."