October 5, 2012
That’s what all the world is made of, according to Peter Pan, but there’s little to be found regarding government. For example, a recent WSJ article compared the Federal Reserve to the talentless huckster selling band equipment in the 1957 Broadway hit, “The Music Man.” Today, Jack Welch, former General Electric CEO, “accused the Obama administration on Twitter of manipulating today’s employment data” to influence the upcoming election. These suspicions right now, however, are low-key compared to the “weapons of mass deception” accusations that followed the 2002 stock market low or the anger about government bailouts following the 2009 low. Should social mood resume its negative trend, watch for a groundswell of anger, doubt, suspicion and scandal coming from both citizens and governments. Negative mood dissolves trust into suspicion and faith into dust – sans the pixie. Click here to read more on this topic.
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