That's the long term plan. You get no return on checking, savings, money market, municipals, etc. so the only game in town is the stock market. Then after all your money is invested, you get dividend cuts with falling prices. And they wonder why people sell drugs on street corners.
The long term plan is to make all the public poor so they can keep dropping wages and put you 'over a barrel'. That way the corporate stocks go up and profits for the rich are there, at our expense of course.
Slavery never was abolished, it just took a new form.
The effects of corporatism, or as an observer once said,
"Corporatism might as well be called fascism"
Bennito Mussolini........Italy's fascist dictator.