I'm not sure if the ideas of commercialism itself are bad, however, there needs to be a better way to factor in feeling(other than needs) into the economy to promote a better lifestyle. The general idea of economics is that poverty is the worst of crimes to commit and must be eliminated. I somewhat agree with this as millions of Africans and Indians have to live sub-human lives in dangerous climates. The way to do this though has large costs as well as large benefits. The benefits are clearly seen in our standards of living which Africa would be in murder lust over jealousy for. We don't have to preoccupy ourselves with lower basic needs. Hunting and farming have largely been eliminated as jobs.
The costs are seen through the effects from implementation of seemingly flawed methods. Economics is blind to quality(feeling), so it is largely ignored. Whatever economics does can easily influence the people positively or negatively. For example, the events I mentioned above.
I believe when stuff like this happen, the masses of easily manipulated people will turn into sheeple and thus bring down a level of values. They sacrifice part of their humanity for materials of which are absolutely praised for since it encourages capitalism. Such a works comes from the ignorance of the influential business masterminds.
It would be nice if healthy NFs were more ambitious. Although, I wouldn't think many people would understand the poetics.