I notice there is some sort of moral outrage over Shell and BP paying (relatively good) dividends to shareholders while cost of living crisi is going on and the petrol prices thing is going on.
I suspect the energy companies and water companies shall be next.
I notice the water board in a county that neighbours mine thinks there might be a shortage of water supply. People are bemoaning it, somewhat rightly so. They are also bemoaning that most water companies pay a dividend.
I have encountered a striking where railway cleaners were striking for £15/hour (ludicrous i know) and their leaflet mentioned they work for a company called churchill that appears to be listed on the stock market.
Their leaflet appears to begrudge the fact they paid a dividend.
Will the cost of living stuff create tension where people who are less well off / or perceive themselves to be less well off will somehow get involved in anti dividend activism… For want of a better word.
By anti dividend activism I mean armchair activism all the way to protests.
Will in the coming months the stock market and stock market investing be seen as part of the problem by these people?