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Panic

1. See: Bank panic.

2. See: Panic buying.

3. See: Panic selling.
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For instance, a rapid decline in lending among banks was significant in both the Panic of 1907 and the recent global financial crisis.
Attention to the medical construction of panic, and how it is taken up in popular and critical social scientific discourse is important to this analysis, inasmuch as it illuminates the discursive authority of medicine, which has institutionalised the idea of panic as a gender category.
The AIG of its day, the Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company, exploded during the Panic of 1857.
At their core, studies of sex and moral panics investigate social hierarchies.
Just as Humanists have long known, reason and compassion offer the only salvation from moral panic.
The real surprise may not be how silly moral panics of the past look today but how disheveled today's rational high ground will look in the future.
Historians regularly acknowledge the recurrence of economic downturns but have not yet adequately examined how various people--single, married, young, old, rural, urban, working class, middle class, elite--experienced and responded to these panics.
Such an interest rate panic is likely to repeat in the coming months.
However, Wicker feels that even during the third crisis, the panics were region-specific.
Spurlock's and Shapiro's books don't merely share a weakness for moral panic; the panics themselves are closely linked.
Such misinformation is integral to the fueling of moral panics.
Yet a number of the stories in this month's reason point to instances where we have manifestly failed to exercise good judgment, where moral panic has replaced clear thinking.