The current valuation of every stock market is a direct indication of how many people can be conned. Straight from Wall Street:
"A lot of what you do see in terms of the profit growth is engineering," such as stock buybacks and global labor arbitrage"
Joe Kernen: "See, I knew we're exceptional"
"In the final phase, corporations put themselves out of business. To make the quarter"
Globalization is a failed experiment in taking greed to its maximum self-cannibalizing dead-end i.e. the monetization of poverty at 0%. The Faustian Bargain. Corrupt dunces will be surprised to learn that there's no free lunch at the end of the fucking rainbow. Modern Finance has by necessity devolved into an asinine exercise in compounding insolvency into the indefinite future, assuming full dividends. Central Banks are just bailing out the Titanic.
Failed Monetary Policy is a symptom, failed trade policy is the problem. When corporations outsourced supply, they outsourced demand. The stocks that represent these hollow marketing shells, have no intrinsic value. Globalization separated Supply from Demand. It put Supply in one locale without purchasing power, and Demand in another locale without income.