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The Game Stop hysteria is about to get worse

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SvD Näringsliv

This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on February 18th, 2021. The hysteria has barely subsided before it is time for the political aftermath. But when the Game Stop mess now reaches Congress, there’s a big risk that things derail again. The legislator’s knowledge about the internet is simply too low, writes SvD’s Björn Jeffery who lists three questions he wishes they would ask. A nervous Mark Zuckerberg was wearing a blue suit, […]

A stock market bubble filled with anger

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SvD Näringsliv

This analysis was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on January 28th, 2021. First the Capitol was stormed by users from internet forums. Now it’s Wall Street’s turn. The Gamestop story is a perfect storm of pent-up anger and risky financial instruments that are now traded at the touch of a button. In the early 2000s, the American journalist James Surowiecki wrote an acclaimed book called “The wisdom of crowds”. His thesis was that a […]