The opposite of what you're describing would be communism, where everyone is equally poor. We might have a system that is messed up in some places, however, I'll take it any day over the alternative. Financial success, excess, and pigging out on soul food is our way of life. And I'm just like everyone else, I buy more than I need because ... you never know
I was just pointing out buying trucks we only use 1% of the time is nothing unique. We have built a society that allows the majority the ability to indulge ourselves so we do. I don't believe I would care to live in the opposite type of society. Freedom means supporting others right to do things you wouldn't.