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Less than zero

Sep 17, 2019

What Orson Welles and "War of the Worlds" taught us about economic panic

by David Brancaccio Oct 31, 2018
About 80 years ago, a radio dramatization of an alien attack spread panic through the airwaves. That sense of fear can also manifest itself in the world of economics.
Orson Welles (1915 - 1985), American actor, producer, writer and director. In 1938 his radio production of H G Wells's "The War of the Worlds" caused panic.
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What Orson Welles and "War of the Worlds" taught us about economic panic

by David Brancaccio Oct 31, 2018
About 80 years ago, a radio dramatization of an alien attack spread panic through the airwaves. That sense of fear can also manifest itself in the world of economics.
Orson Welles (1915 - 1985), American actor, producer, writer and director. In 1938 his radio production of H G Wells's "The War of the Worlds" caused panic.
Central Press/Getty Images

How fear plays a role in our finances

by Raghu Manavalan Aug 28, 2015
It was the first reaction many people had when the stock market dropped this week.

Weekend Brunch: Midterm elections and things we're scared of

by Marketplace Contributor Oct 31, 2014
A look at the upcoming 2014 midterm elections, plus what are you scared of?

How the VIX index tracks investor fear

by Sally Herships May 5, 2014
When stock markets are going down, the VIX index is going up.

Is fear a financial motivator?

by Jeff Horwich Dec 12, 2012
Seems like every time you turn on the news, there's some new danger to our health or our financial well-being.
Codebreaker

Today's phrase to freak you out: history sniffing

by John Moe Dec 6, 2010
Lawsuits are being brought as dozens of websites are found to have been engaged in the practice of "history sniffing". This is when you visit a...

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