Since long before living memory commercial industry has invested trillions to develop products and services that have satisfied needs, both real and fabricated.
Trillions have been invested to make marketing ever more persuasive.
Even more has been spent to create new devices that both address needs and desires and open new lucrative markets for their maintenance, upgrading and accessories.
Trillions upon trillions have been conjured up by financial institutions to enable everyone to acquire them.
..and we are to blame because we bought too much?
or being punished because we just plain ran out of money