All of that now is changing because we have the products but not enough money to buy all the products available on the market. The unemployment rate is going up. The benevolent corporations who offered the promise of life time employment for the workers loyalty and hard work are having financial problems. They are now constantly in the mode of restructuring and layoffs. There is a strong possibility that once we recover from the current economic stagnation we may not have enough jobs around for every body to be re-employed again in their old worker friendly corporations. This will create serious problem for the people who are dependent upon employers to provide jobs and salaries. What these people will do? The solution is to become self employed. In the beginning of twentieth century ninety five percent people were self employed and now only five percent people consider themselves self employed. This ratio will obviously change once people will realize that the old jobs are not coming back.
There are many possibility on how people can re-empower themselves through self employment rather then looking towards a corporation or government for a job. One of them is to simply cut down on the consumption and start producing themselves what ever is needed, as humans have done for million of years. This will be inefficient mode of production when compared with the industrial mode of production but we may have to sacrifice efficiency for the sake of self empowerment. In fact people have already started thinking in this direction.
This video shows urban gardening a new revolution where front lawns are converted into fruits and vegetable gardens.