I agree that it isn’t necessarily absolute causation, although some of my research (see Dr. Twenge’s book on Narcissism https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00256Z3AY/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1)would suggest that there are a great many factors in this, including social media. The internet and social media have allowed peoples’ worst to come forth, not the least of it the Worship of the Almighty Me. I would agree that the worship of money is a big part of it. No matter where I go in the world, and I travel to a great many and varied places, the all out grab for greed outstrips all other values. And it’s very sad.