Saturday, 23 May 2009

Eeyore vs Pangloss

missmarketcrash has been busy analysing the perception-driven world of economics and the contest between optimists and pessimists - or is it pessimists and optimists?

I am firmly on the optimists' team but I have a feeling she has a sneaking affection for the opposition. The bad boys always get the girls.

Anyway here are some results from my economics zeitgeist data from the last three months - showing that bloggers at least are more positive than negative. And according to miss's search data, much more positive than the general public.

20090222
pessimism: 7
optimism: 11

20090301
pessimism: 4
optimism: 16

20090308
pessimism: 14
optimism: 13

20090315
pessimism: 12
optimism: 15

20090322
pessimism: 6
optimism: 16

20090329
pessimism: 5
optimism: 29

20090405
pessimism: 3
optimism: 9

20090412
pessimism: 11
optimism: 23

20090419
pessimism: 5
optimism: 30

20090426
pessimism: 5
optimism: 28

20090503
pessimism: 6
optimism: 28

20090510
pessimism: 1
optimism: 25

20090517
pessimism: 7
optimism: 25

1 comment:

missmarketcrash said...

You are right. For reading purposes, I am drawn to the pessimists. But in a social setting - well, I think it is well known I prefer glass half-full...