When has that not been true?
Really, it's too easy to fall into the kooky trap of thinking anyone and everything is a sign that we are all doooooomed. Listen to that too much and you wind up watching John Hagee or standing out in a field with the Millerites. All of whom are, inevitably, wrong again and again.
I have no desire to do that.
Actually there have been lots of times that hasn't been true.
Read the little house on the prairie series of books (skip the 70's show if you want the real story). The family REJOICED over getting 1 orange to split. They were incredibly thankful over eating a "green pumkin pie" made from green pumpkins. The children were so happy to even get a small peppermint stick for Christmas. They lived in contentment.
There were many settlers and plain folks who weren't "loving" money. "The love of money is the root of evil".
They used money, and know they needed to work for the money, but they didn't love it (gathered from what I read).
Now go to youtube, and watch modern music videos (money always seems thrown around).... People LOVE it today more than ever.