If you see enough TV you can tell a lot about how were doing economically, before the bust the boom time TV was inundated with wall to wall loan adds, then as times started to change and interest rates went up it went over to loan consolidation loans at silly rates of interest.
Well now were a few years in all we get now is short term megga high interest rate tide over loans with rates ranging from 25000% and upwards!.
We also keep getting gambling adds be it for bingo or poker. So we've gone from have it today pay it back tomorrow and to hell with logic, to now that things are getting iffy consolidate now or loose your house, and finally your living beyond your means so you either have to use a loan shark with a nice advert or gamble what little cash you have in the desperate hope in winning cash so you can get shot of the two guys at the front door who are both called Ron and want your car and house keys.
Soon well have state paid for adds telling us where the nearest soup kitchen s are being set up.