The nation as a whole is stumbling on that karma. People believe they are entitled to a great deal and have right to consume at prodigious rates . . . just because. Whether it makes any sense or not is off limits, that's messing with people's freedom, doncha know.
Dreamers, misfits, malcontents, finding the world not to their liking, imagine themselves perfectly suited for the world as it ought to be. – anon