Market bubbles and sonic attacks: Mass hysterias will never go away
—January 08, 2019— (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)
Barry Markovsky, University of South Carolina
(THE CONVERSATION) Ancient and quaint seem the days of witch crazes, demon scares and tulip manias. Instances of mass hysteria may strike you as rare events in modern advanced societies. But such outbreaks are products of their times. They’re still around today, just in different guises.