Why is America so rich and powerful? The answer lies in our genes,
according to psychologist John Gartner. Hypomania, a genetically
based mild form of mania, endows many of us with unusual energy,
creativity, enthusiasm, and a propensity for taking risks. America
has an extraordinarily high number of hypomanics - grandiose types
who leap on every wacky idea that occurs to them, utterly convinced
it will change the world. Market bubbles and... more...