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
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
Perhaps, one measure of a President can be seen in the way he leaves his nation’s economic health to his successor. If so, let’s use this article from the Financial Times to gauge where Donald and the US will be in … Continue reading
The Koch brothers tentacles reach deep within the neuro-network of our nation and if you haven’t read ‘Dark Money’ by Jane Mayer yet you should click on over and order that writ. While you are waiting for your delivery, check out … Continue reading
It is with all confidence that I can say the recent election results have indisputably ushered us into a full-blown Financialization Era. We can no longer claim to be a democracy, we are now an oligarchy. While I can … Continue reading