I agree. And, I would argue Amazon and Netflix supported the economy. Just as much as going to the mom and pop store. The American economy became a consumer economy, so as long as we were spending.... The housing/speculation is what did us in. No one had money. No one had credit. And anytime new technology is introduced, a down side is, people losing jobs. I remember when robots were introduced into car manufacturing, everyone thought it was the end of the employee. And yeah, many were replaced, but it wasn't the end. I think it was the late fees, or lack there of, that made netflix a great deal. Blockbuster could be such creeps about it. AND, that netflix seemed to have a great variety. AND, it saved a car trip.