The difference is the stock market is a scam that has gone on for so long that no one dares to do anything about it. In reality, stock certificates are nothing more than another form of fiat currency that have been printed by our Corporate Masters which we, in turn, barter and trade for without putting any real thought into what they are actually worth.
If only young people in this country knew and cared half as much about politics as they do fantasy football, we'd be twice the democracy that we are today. In a true democracy, we'd demand more qualified candidates. We'd demand more substantive debates. We'd demand a political process that works for all of the people