Socionomics Alert: Social Mood and Facial Hair

Notice the dip in the 1930s....a big dip in 1973...and the decline heading into 2008...

Source: University Graduate Facial Hair Styles 1898-2008 [OC]
Raw data (Google docs)

I looked at the Google Trends for beard. There doesn't seem to be a lot of signal in the past, but notice the search volume recently spiked in December 2015. The stock market made its last intermediate-term bottom in January 2016. It seems to spike around December each of the past three years. Also, while the U.S. searches for beard peaked in 2015, the worldwide search made a new high in December 2016.

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