(Natural News) Housing bubbles, inflation, stock market crashes, and other financial woes apparently aren’t the result of fiat currencies being manipulated by private central banks, according to a new study. No, it’s testosterone, the essence of manhood, that some researchers say is directly responsible for causing financial turmoil, and that it needs to be curtailed.
It sounds ridiculous (and it is), but researchers from the University of Oxford, Ivey Business School, and Claremont Graduate University actually spent money surmising how being a male involved in finance is somehow a detriment to the world’s financial stability. After studying the behavioral patterns of 140 male stock market traders, these researchers determined that testosterone directly affects how men buy, sell, and trade.
While testosterone has long been recognized as having a positive effect in decision-making, helping men to be clear, resolute, firm when going about their business, this new study attempts to paint testosterone in a negative light. Being a man, according to the study, means bidding and selling at much higher prices, apparently, and this somehow creates stock market bubbles.
After giving men treatments with Androgel, a testosterone replacement therapy, and comparing their trading habits with other men not given this drug, the researchers concluded that testosterone is what drives up prices and destabilizes markets. The inference, of course, is that if females were doing the trading, none of this would happen.
“In this paper, we show that exogenously increasing testosterone in men increases bid prices and asset price bubbles, and slows the…Read More