an increase in the role of financial institutions, markets, and executives in a nation’s economy, and its subsequent dominance over the traditional economics of industry and agriculture: The forces of modern financialization have become irresistible.
- fi·nan·cial·ize, verb (used with or without object), fi·nan·cial·ized, fi·nan·cial·iz·ing.
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How to use financialization in a sentence
This restructuring and financialization would restore the competitiveness of American business and generate spectacular returns for investors.From commerce to chaos: An economic history of the United States | Steven Pearlstein | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
The fact that the stock market is booming is because of the financialization of our goods- and services-producing companies, not because the real economy is doing so well.
There is also a more profound risk to financialization, with water as the ultimate example.Money should flow like water … but should water be like money? | dzanemorris | December 9, 2020 | Fortune