USA, home of addiction?

So I wanted to step back for a second and analyze in detail, what does all our economic issues derive from in the US that’s leaded us to the current misgivings of this country. So we all know what initially causes this greed complex aka retain money and stipend it. But we all know there’s two basic methods of attaining a substantial amount of wealth, work your ass off for years or take lotto route and hit a jackpot in stocks or actual lotto or casino. Which leads me to believe that we have gambling problems due to our socio economic climate, generally related to wants rather than necessities projected from our mainstream media. This in turns causes jealousy or resentment of others that poses said material objects, and promotes /drives members of society to attain through any methodology thought up with no concern for the other participating party.