Few powerful humans can decide a war, but no one can predict a market crash.
Few hours before any bloody conflict there are people on earth who know hell is about to break loose, and they can as well stop it.
Market bubbles are inflated by humans, but their crash is really hard to see. Even few hours before a market crash no body can see it coming, and if they do it’s a point where it has become certainly out of control. Out of everyone’s control.
And when a financial bubble is about to burst, what can take the public attention away from it?