Many American companies and i do mean mostly American companies, have sent many of their jobs over seas because of cheaper pay rates or to avoid the uselessness of a union and then wonder why no one is buying their product.
Its simple cause and effect.
The people who buy your products tend to work for you too.
THe United States is totally being shafted by NAFTA, a toyata is dirty cheap there but a basic Ford is one of the most expensive cars in places like China and Japan.
Brick and mortar was the backbone of the american economy. But it takes 2 guys to fullfil those orders you make online as apposed to the multiple amounts of people it could help in YOUR local community.
Look, Netflix is a great concept and good idea honestly but its just a LITTLE Example, amoung many, of why your economy is crap
What is your economy? The biggest impact that internet sales has is probably on local governments that use sales tax to raise revenue. Our economy changes as the demands of the customers change.
You say Americans are lazy so they won't drive to BB to get a movie when they can just get it in the mail, well this American also sometimes likes to have things right away, so I'll go to bb to get a movie or visit a local merchant to buy something.