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
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
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
With the revelations that fake news sites had a hand in deciding the election, the industry itself is struggling to figure out how to best handle an ‘anything goes’ kind of world. While journalists ponder the issue, I think we … 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
The ‘three R’s’ is a tool I use in my professional life as well as my personal life: first we react, then we regulate, so that we can reason. In any given situation we will always ‘react’ first according to … Continue reading
You are the first, but you are not our best. I know this with certainty, there are others with greater integrity and deeper loyalties – it is difficult to miss them among your repute. You deliver promises from a podium and … Continue reading
There is a difference between science and healthcare and I contend that the healthcare system in the US undermines the legitimacy of modern science and creates a misconception about the discipline. Science is the foundation upon which healthcare was constructed. Trial and … Continue reading