Split-Screen writes: "A society, say Rapture, breaking all records for production; one where only the scholarly, aesthetic and industrial were allowed; one were only the strong survived. The results were staggering, like most famous and famously misunderstood market bubbles. However, somewhere along, in this "lassez-faire capitalist" economy, the original goal of ethical agreement and rational disposition was lost. One man propagated a new "discovery", preached its benefits and meanwhile, its increased consumption began to out-strip its production. Greed gave way to parasitism. Soon, all men began to consume more than they could produce. Sooner, rather than later, everything imploded as the economy literally caved under extreme pressure.
"Sound familiar? If you would kindly look around you, it's where we are today."