Social Mood Conference | Socionomics Foundation

By Staff | June 12, 2013

Old hippies may remember this quote from Freewheelin’ Franklin of the Fabulous Furry Freak Bros: “Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope.” It may not be socionomic orthodoxy, but given the sea-change in marijuana legislation, it looks like more and more people are coming around to Freewheelin’ Franklin’s way of thinking.

In an interview recorded in May 2013, Socionomist Euan Wilson explains to Yahoo! Finance why governments ban the recreational use of marijuana during bull markets and ease up on drug regulation during bear markets. As Wilson explains, during times of economic hardship, “People give up on [removing social ills], they’re out of time, they’re out of money, they’re out of patience. So falling social mood will lead to decriminalization of drug use.”


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