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Why Are We Forced to Worship at the Feet of 'Mythical' Financial Markets Controlled by the Elite?

We are told to appease the market gods or face eternal financial damnation.

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Our resistance can start with this simple cognitive step: every time you hear a commentator talk about what the markets “want” or what the markets “reject,” remember the financial elites who are pulling the strings. 

Les Leopold is the executive director of the Labor Institute and Public Health Institute in New York, and author of The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity—and What We Can Do About It (Chelsea Green, 2009).

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