Why the World Is Getting Angrier, and What That Says About the Economy
Demonstrators light a fire and flares while protesting during a national strike in Paris, France. (Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg)

Why the World Is Getting Angrier, and What That Says About the Economy

Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance, and economics.

The world has gotten angrier in recent years, and the coronavirus crisis seems likely to have accelerated the trend. So what does this say about the economy, and what does it mean for policy going forward? On this episode, we speak with Eric Lonergan, a macro hedge fund manager, and the co-author of the new book Angrynomics about his study of the emotion of anger — why it exists, what purpose it serves, and what it can tell us about the future of economic policy.

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