Is there any part of the business cycle that requires a stock market? I ask because it does nothing for workers, and as far as I can see it does nothing for the economy. And a corproation should be borrowing from banks, which show consumers their credit is good. It tends to take money out of circulation, and steals corporate profits that should be going to workers to stimulate the economy. Does the stock market somehow benefit capitalism? Not looking for an argument here, just some thoughtful responses.