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I was reading the Investors Chronicle a few weeks ago and it had an article on why stock markets suddenly crash.

A sociologist called Mark Granovetter investigated why riots occur. He suggested that people can be split into three groups:

1. A troublemaker that wants to riot.

2. A peacemaker that doesn't want to riot and can stop a troublemaker rioting.

3. People that imitate those closest to them.

In a riot situation a troublemaker, surrounded by imitators, throwing a brick will soon have a riot. However if the troublemaker was surounded by peacemakers he'd probably get his brick taken off him and everyone would go home.

The investors Chronicle suggested stock market crashes are due to imitators following a few panic sellers.

I have to admit, the theory just brings true for me. I can't help thinking that the Wests approach to multiculturalism is due to imitators following a few vocal extremists... The people on dosbods just need to get the imitators to follow them....

 

 

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Interesting that you call them troublemakers, most of the MSM - if the London riots happened today - would call them activists. Have you heard of the Ping Pong Theory btw? Every libtard knows this supposed theory or truism: it suggests that if only the state provided enough services for potential rioters - including such amenities as youth clubs with Ping Pong tables and other diversions - they would not riot and would behave better. xD

As an aside I think the real reason for the riots way back in 2011 was because of resentment of the upper classes; the inner city blacks were whipped up into hysteria by the Marxists who wanted to start a class war.

Perhaps what you propose was how it started, or at least got going. I don't know.

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4 hours ago, Great Guy said:

A sociologist called Mark Granovetter investigated why riots occur. He suggested that people can be split into three groups:

1. A troublemaker that wants to riot.

2. A peacemaker that doesn't want to riot and can stop a troublemaker rioting.

3. People that imitate those closest to them.

Isn't that divide and rule. It seems to wash its hands of external influences motivating people. I dare say peacemakers that don't want to riot might become troublemakers given the last straw - and similarly troublemakers can turn into peacemakers.

In Thatcher's days there was a lot of discussion about personal responsibility and there was no excuse for bad behavior (a sort of get a job discussion in the days of "gis a job") with examples of people in the past in dire straights not misbehaving.

It's a reasonable argument and some would say a sensible argument - but they didn't delve much into if authority misbehaves.  The MSM seemed to miss that bit out.  It was also a real eye opener when they seemed to cave in to riots although that only becoming evident some time later on after the event.

If the issue of riots is getting into the Investors Chronicle even in an indirect way in referring to market crashes maybe they're expecting more street trouble as well soon.

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