They are, and people are going to spend it on much dumber shit that frills. There's parents who are going to spend it on cigarettes and booze and let their small kids lie in filth, dirty diapers, and swarms of roaches. Not much use bitching about irresponsible spending in a thread practically dedicated to that kind of spending when there's much worse shit going down.
Everyone's economy is in trouble. It's not gulls' fault that businesses are short-sighted and constantly invest all of their profit in bigger and newer shit instead of saving for a rainy day the way the average Jane with a minimum wage job is supposed to do.
Then tell the HAES fatties to order their food from local small businesses instead of the multinational food giants. Fast food is much bigger business than Lolita will ever be.
This. Just read a news article about the CDC in ten days announcing that Americans should wear masks in daily life for the foreseeable future. Of course it's not perfect, but it's better than nothing. The cloth ones by IW are washable, eco friendly, and cute.
And while we're getting righteous about the corona virus, there's a thousands of non-famous individuals and organizations with 3-D printers making valves for respirators and face shields for nurses and doctors, there's a bunch of businesses large and small, like Tesla for example, who at least make a token effort to produce more respirators and disinfectant and what not, even if it's only because it's good for PR. Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos, richest man in the world, richest man in history, richest man in the entire fucking universe, is asking his customers to "support" the workers he abuses and underpays. If you're going to be angry at someone, leave people who want to buy a new dress alone and let Bezos know he is the lowest dickwad the world has ever known.