America has become a place where people go to get what they can't have in other places. Even in the movie "El Norte," directed by Gregory Nava, one of the characters who always dreams of going to the United States says that she wants to go because she thinks that everyone has a car and a big house of their own, with lots of furniture, and every house has its own toilet. People come here to have. The U.S. has become a busy place where everyone wants to be wealthy, originating from the idea of creating a better life for the next generation of your family, the idea of ensuring your clan's safety. But eventually, the U.S. also became more individualized, more encouraging of personal achievement, and it became less about fighting to bring your family to safety and more about thrashing to get yourself to the top. People buy big houses because they need somewhere to keep all their stuff, because as a people that focuses primarily on working in order to have financial stability, giant stashes "just in case," and finding some feeling of fulfillment becomes secondary, and comes instead in material possessions.
More like, what is with the world's fascination with materials. Thing is, it's human nature to want more and more. However, people have become much more materialistic and superficial as time goes on. This has much to do with the media and social status. Because of the media, certain brands are given certain statuses, and people, for example business workers, will need the statuses to be appropriate for the job. You never see a businessman wearing ripped jeans and an undershirt :O
if you are refering to raw materials such as; iron, cotton, oil, wood,and so on, it is because their is a high demand for products made with them. if you think about it their are millions of people in the US all of them need food, shelter, transportation, clothing.
ps. jo young this is the last question of yours that i am answering untill u figure out how to use google. quit wasting peoples time