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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“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
This recent post in The Atlantic reminds us of something we all know: Wall Street is as corrupt as the movies portray it to be. Writer Bouree Lam discusses a recent report out of Notre Dame that examines whether or not … Continue reading
A Simple Description of the Financialization Revolution in Today’s Headlines “The American Dream Is A Myth” “Why the Supreme Court Says It’s Alright For Rubio to Have Biweekly Calls With a GOP Megadonor” “Financial Industry: Slow Down on Financial … Continue reading
Earlier this week I discussed the idea of new corporate behavior and its role in The Financialization Revolution, I said “Since the Financialization Revolution, the goal of satisfying shareholders instead of consumers has become the primary focus of corporations.” A new Think … Continue reading
“Business people stopped judging themselves based on companies long term growth or reputation in consumer polls; instead, the measurement of their worth became a function of the bonuses and salaries they could squeeze out of the marketplace or out of … Continue reading