I've noticed our economy is based largely on using up resources.
So much so, in fact, that "economists" can, with a straight face, suggest everyone spend more to stimulate the economy and bring prosperity to all.
Excuse me, that may put more money in someone else's hand, but if I spend more money, how do I know it'll get back to me?
I prefer the old, "a penny saved is a penny earned" philosophy.
I believe it's more realistic than the "a penny spent makes the economy a penny stronger."
Someone is pulling my leg, here.