Financialization, shifting of the economy towards a rentseeking house-of-cards. Also hyper-commodification of basic entertainment and recreation - see Qatar paying slaves to attend the world cup
when their use of slave labor turned fans off. Every big company, Google included, runs major massive PR to make its assets central and puff them up as much as possible to the point of obfuscating anything else that could compare. >>341127
is also a pretty good answer. Hard work with risks that aren't attached to capital is generally punished. Also tbh America has a problem of… trying to funnel all of its retards into the arts and entertainment, and for the past 40 years we've constantly been increasing the amount of kids we class as disordered and telling them they're too stupid or too special to do anything else… in large part because you can't make a living mopping floors or stocking shelves or anything like that in America.