Are there countercyclical cultural trends?

In other words, which trends or tendencies flourish when the economy is underperforming?  This source makes a (weak) case for facial hair.  In 1926 George Taylor claimed that hemlines went up with strong economies; presumably skirts become longer when times are bad.  This post and chart suggest that dystopian science fiction movies go away in bad times.

Which of these tendencies — if any — are the most reasonable to actually believe?


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