An underlying dynamic to the Financialization Revolution is our government’s outright refusal to do its job (Greta Krippner touches on this in her book “Capitalizing on Crisis” when she discusses the origins of the Revolution). The following story is about an elected official, a part of our government, that is doing his job and holding others accountable to theirs as well.
- “Much to the chagrin of the American public, members of Congress rarely vote on the hundreds of bills that are passed per year.”
- “Passing bills without recording votes, and without Congressmen present, frustrates the democratic process, and “it happens way too often,” said Massie.”
- ” “It only takes one congressman to stand up and say ‘Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote’… and I’ve done that a lot,” Massie said. “
Thank you Mr. Massie, with public servants such as yourself, the Revolution just might be stopped in its tracks.
And here’s to a successful national conversation about the Financialization Revolution – without it we will become what John Perkins describes as “The only non-banana producing banana republic.” (Hoodwinked)
*for more information about the Financialization Revolution see Introduction: What is The Financialization Revolution.