The Left has often claimed that privatization is a neoliberal scam. But actual experience suggests privatization schemes have improved access to goods and services while raising productivity and real incomes.
Useful goods and services, and the productive resources needed to create useful goods and services, are wealth. Money is not wealth, and creating more money without first creating wealth is a big problem.
If the current thinking continues, the world’s central banks will buy whatever paper governments issue. The result by the end of the decade will be a Federal Reserve balance sheet totaling $40 to $50 trillion.
The stock market does not have a life of its own. In a relatively free economy, success or failure of investment in stocks depends ultimately on the same factors that determine success or failure of any business.