The financialization of the capitalist economy implies a growing abstraction of work from its useful function, and of communication from its bodily dimensions. As symbolism experimented with the separation of the linguistic signifier from its denotational and referential function, so financial capitalism, after internalizing linguistic potencies, has separated the monetary signifier from its functioning of denotation and reference to physical goods. Financial signs have led to a parthenogenesis of value, creating money through money without the generative intervention of physical matter and muscular work.
Franco “Bifo” Berardi, The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance pg. 18