There's one simple reason why so much of our economy is directed towards young people. It isn't that the young have money to spend, although they do. It isn't that the young have a taste for new things, although they do. It is that the young have only bought a few things in their whole lives - and mostly pretty small things - and they're unsophisticated. They have no reference point upon which to base whether something is viable or not. They're easily duped. They're stupid.