This site is dedicated to the single purpose of making the term ‘financialization’ a part of our national conversation.
Financialization refers to a new way of doing business: instead of profits earned from actually making a product, profits are earned via stock market performance. This means the 'product' becomes secondary to dividends.
Financialization also includes an oligarchical component wherein the elite make policy decisions, steer economies, and control governments.
Financialization is seen by many economists as a natural step in overall economic systems. It is seen by many economists as having a disastrous effect on national spending, consumer behavior, and democracy.
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I’m of the opinion that we pay way too much attention to the stock market. While news hosts and twitterers obsess over its fluctuation, it isn’t the end all, be all sign of our economic health, although there’s an upside … Continue reading
“It worked so well in the third world that we brought it home. The Corporatacracy colonized its own People.” John Perkins, “Hoodwinked.” There’s a scent of a fresh kill in the air, and the hunter is crouched and ready to spring, … Continue reading
There’s a lot going on right now: The GOP tax bill would devastate our nation in ways that will take decades to amend. Net Neutrality, which keeps our democracy healthy by providing the ability for all of us to freely access … Continue reading
Boy, has Facebook and Twitter and most of America blown up over this whole protesting thing. I have a theory. I’m willing to bet that the bulk of those who are mad as hell at the anthem being disrespected … Continue reading
A “Free market equals a Free human” is a nice catchy phrase. It implies that there’s no burden of regulation, no government interference, no one sitting in a far away office telling you what you can and can’t do with … Continue reading
They’re some of my favorite words of the preamble, and as all words of our our founding document, they were carefully, purposefully, weighed before they were chosen by our forefathers. … Continue reading
It’s no secret that our President fawns over Putin and appreciates the Russian’s haughty brand of governing-and-giving-zero-f’s with regards to human rights and democracy. And there was the praise of the Philippine president who is mass incarcerating his own citizens. … Continue reading
I attended a local forum group yesterday at my local library, the topic was “The Economy under a Trump Presidency.” The panel consisted of three men of varying backgrounds, all from the area: an economics professor, a former Tea Party … Continue reading
It was telling to me that the Koch brothers declined to support or endorse a Donald Trump candidacy, on a couple of levels. The first is trivial, I confess, yet it’s an indicator. It piqued my curiosity that the Koch … Continue reading