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We might call the form of capitalism resulting from the interaction of abstraction upwards, expansion outwards and fusion inwards global ﬁnance capital, meaning that ﬁnance is the leading fraction of capital, that ﬁnance normally operates on a global scale, including through global governance. The term ‘ﬁnance capital’ comes originally from Rudolf Hilferding (1981), an Austrian Marxist theoretician writing in the early twentieth century. Hilferding was talking about the increasing concentration and centralization of capital in large corporations, cartels, trusts and banks, together with a change in the structure of the capitalist economy towards the export of capital from the industrial countries in search of higher rates of proﬁt elsewhere.
Here the connection with large blocks of capital is crucial because underwriters have to ‘take up’ any unsold shares or bonds in any new issue (Bloch 1986). Since repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999, commercial banks, such as Chase Manhattan Corporation and Citibank, have developed, or acquired, investment banking facilities, as well as a range of insurance and stock brokerage services, to produce gigantic, enormously proﬁtable ﬁnancial conglomerates. Of the 100 biggest global corporations, oneﬁfth are banking, insurance and other ﬁnancial service companies.
In A Brief History of Neoliberalism, David Harvey (2005: 31–8) argues that ownership (shareholders) and management (CEOs especially) of capitalist enterprises have fused together as upper management is paid with stock options. Increasing the price of the stock becomes the objective of corporate operations. Additionally, Harvey says, corporations heavily involved in production – automobile or steel makers, for example – have become increasingly ﬁnancial in orientation, diversifying into credit, insurance, real estate, etc.