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Reductive and one-sided
Seems to me that this article is more in praise of a one-sided thesis (and a copyvio of it) than a description of a phenomenon, namely the growth of financial activities as a key economic factor, whatever its drawbacks. Like any industry, whether traditional or fast growing, finance has its own drawbacks. Why not an article on chemistryzation or electronization ? This reductive approach is in bad need to be completed and rebalanced. --Pgreenfinch (talk) 08:29, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
I agree. The article is too long and presents some confusing information like these pie chart graphs of future trades. Either delete the article or reduce it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 20:35, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
Useful Entry - needs work
Financialization is something new relative to our time. Financialization is not merely finance which is the commercial activity of providing funds and capital. I figure you would say that it is finance for its own sake. So, to say that it is like saying 'chemistryzation' is not to understand what the word is meant to suggest. The pie charts at the end of the article support the basic thesis stated in the first statement. From what I understand, and I could be wrong, obviously, is that traditionally finance was used to generate capital for the development of the means of production. I agree that the article needs to be written in a more cogent way, but the suggestions above I find to be arrogant. Bgoedecke (talk) 00:33, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
I definitely think there needs to be a criticism section here, but I think there are much better and more widely accepted arguments than the one listed, which is basically completely devoted to the work of one crackpot. A criticism section should be a coherent synthesis of multiple credible sources, rather than what reads like a blurb for someone's book. The arguments are just plain wrong, too. The decline of the US manufacturing sector is widely regarded to be an economic shift from manufacturing to the service sector that has its roots in the increasing number of people receiving a college education and the growing presence of women in the workforce. This should definitely be revised.
Table on financial turnover is heart of the article
and I think deleting it is vandalism. The comparison of dollar numbers for financial turnover compared to GDP go directly to the heart of the critique of financialization: that activity is financial markets is increasingly of no relationship to real economic activity, and in fact as attained such volumes that it impinges or real economic activity. This table is cited in the first chapter of the 2013 book, Crises of Global Economy and the Future of Capitalism: An Insight into the Marx's Crisis Theory. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TonyWikrent (talk • contribs) 05:33, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
- Deleting poorly presented content is not vandalism, and I disagree that this is the "heart" of the article. The article is just fine without it.
- If you want the table in there, then by all means restore it as a table (not a screen shot) with proper wiki-markup, with appropriate rows or cells referenced to reliable sources, using proper wiki citations. A screenshot graphic with footnotes simply dumped beneath it isn't useful. ~Amatulić (talk) 16:17, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
To avoid charges of plagiarism, it is necessary to add the corresponding sources. For example, it reads: "The original intent of financialization is to be able to reduce any work-product or service to an exchangeable financial instrument, like currency, and thus make it easier for people to trade these financial instruments.
Workers, through a financial instrument such as a mortgage, could trade their promise of future work/wages for a home. Financialization of risk-sharing makes all insurance possible. The financialization of a government's promises (e.g. U.S. Government bonds) makes all deficit spending possible. Financialization also makes economic rents possible."
This seems to be taken from a Forbes article (access 23-May-2015): http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2014/06/03/why-financialization-has-run-amok/ "Its initial role is the healthy one of translating work-products and services into exchangeable financial instruments to facilitate trade in the real economy. Through mortgages, workers can trade their promise of future wages for a home. Through insurance, homeowners are able to share financial risks and avoid financial catastrophe. The problems begin when financialization becomes excessive."