Mini-skirts can signal economic, political prosperity

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Washington, June 29 (ANI): If you happen to see a mini-skirt clad lady, you can assume that all is well with the nation's economic progress, according to a new research.

According to American academic John L. Casti's new book "Mood Matters: From Rising Skirt Lengths to the Collapse of World Powers," social features like rising hemlines and happy, upbeat songs on the radio are a mirror to a nation's overall optimism and can trigger positive outcomes in the financial and political arenas, reports the Daily Express.

"All social events ranging from trends in pop music and art to the outcome of elections and even the rise and fall of great civilizations are biased by the attitudes a society holds to the future," quoted the author as saying.

"When the 'social mood' is positive, events of an entirely different character tend to occur than when society is pessimistic.

"Most people think the outcome of elections causes the mood of the country to change. The opposite is true," Casti writes. (ANI)

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