Suddenly the champions of stakeholder theory, like the predictably despicable Washington Post, find themselves singing a new tune about vulture capitalists, deciding that hedge fund short sellers are now the good guys.
Allowing short selling increases the number of people with an incentive to discover valuable information about firms’ prospects by providing an added mechanism to benefit from information that turns out to be negative. This makes markets more responsive and honest.
America has grown accustomed to decades of "too big to fail," which means making sure the Wall Street elite never has to endure any real pain. It's because of this that pundits were quick to claim the GameStop affair was a grave threat to America.
If anything, stakeholder capitalism represents a consumptive worm set to burrow into and hollow out corporations from within, to the degree that the ideology and practice find hosts in corporate bodies.
Since the present monetary system is fundamentally unstable, there cannot be a "correct" money supply growth rate. The present monetary system emerged because money creation was politically necessary to sustain the fractional reserve banking system.
The ECB is now turning to a new mechanism by which a bond’s value can be legally reduced by the issuer in times of hardship. The purpose is to allow central banks and governments new ways of ripping off the private sector.
Americans have benefited mightily by holding and trading with the world’s reserve currency, though most people haven’t given it a thought. No one remembers when the pound sterling held this distinction a hundred years ago.