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"Let me put as much as I want in my retirement accounts. It will all go to stock."

Let's just say I am delighted about my new 457 (b) option, despite cash flow issues, which has doubled my tax deferral; but not a penny is going into stocks.

Actually, although you and I would take advantage of more tax deferred opportunities, and maybe your friends as well, very few people max out their current opportunities, so the net affect of investment would be negligible. That's why the most likely way to get money into the stock market is to put it into the hands of the rich—my doubts are whether the money will stay there, if companies aren't earning enough to justify it.

I think an underlying concern is stock market volatility. Rewarding those who hold stocks to receive dividends is probably partly intended to do something to stabilize the markets.
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