All true CP, I think a term fitting to what you are describing is "financialization". It's how the modern economy works. Capitalism has been dead for a long time where the really big money exists, central planning rules there. Financialization is why gdp numbers are BS. Financialization drives the stock market higher, drives asset prices higher, has people putting 1 and 0s into things they never heard of. All the while service fees are paid, taxes paid, career's built managing this stuff, government revenues higher - and gdp goes higher. All based on 1s and 0s moving. Nothing productive or tangible.
One comment was farm land values going higher created wealth for the owners. Then someone noted that the new buyer was going to be taking on even more debt that never previously existed in order to buy it. So has wealth actually been created in the big picture.
Speaking of financialization, the radio picked up the story today that JP Morgan created software to track the stock market volatility created by Trumps tweets. Which is stupider:
1) that someone knowingly tweets something that causes the composite stock indexes around the world to react in seconds
2) that 1000s of companies that supposedly work on capitalistic ideals respond instantly in unision to a tweet
Depending which you pick will determine how much independent thought you exercise to understand the bigger reality.
But here is something, Ford at $84B in debt. Where exactly are we in capitalism if a company augers deeper and deeper into a hole. Who says you actually need a profit if your entire business model is based on adding more debt year after year. Sure, you can call it reinvestment and expansion but at some point capitalism expects debt paid and a profit. Otherwise you are out of business. But big corps just become parasites sucking up more wealth from the peasants who work within capitalism to buy a car but Ford has no such requirement to be profitable. And with negative rates its even easier to pile on debt. Even if the consumer says wtf and stops spending because they understand what negative rates mean. The government and corps can still spend because capitalism doesn't exist there.
And here is a pile of graphs and charts on various economic things
At some point people will need to understand the debt will never be paid back. It can't be. But you will hear more than enough government officials stand at the podium and say we need to keep taxing people and tighten spending to the majority while special interest groups get all the attention. The thing is you are held accountable for your debt. You need to be in the central planning sphere to be able to borrow to infinity - its actually encouraged. Thats how inflation happens and inflation is a tax on you.