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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There’ll be a movie coming out in December entitled “The Big Short”based upon a book by the same name which was written by Michael Lewis of “Moneyball” and “The Blind Side” fame. The book is a tedious timeline of … Continue reading
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I watched CSPAN last Friday with a combination of anxiety, hope, and not a little bit of desperation. Thank you Nancy Pelosi (my home state representative) and others for standing up to the un-democratic process that would lead our nation … Continue reading
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The Guardian published this story on Friday: EU Dropped Pesticide Laws Due to Us Pressure Over TTIP, Documents Reveal, it discusses the unprecedented reach of the oligarchy in making this deal happen. (The thought that they are reaching out so … Continue reading