For the most part. You do not NEED expensive t.v.s, cell phones, video games, I pads, I pods,cars,vacations, homes, clothes, and any other toys. These are things you WANT. If you really say down and removed and downgraded all of these things to a level of what you actually NEED many families would not need two jobs.
On the surface many will disagree, but it's fact.
We try to "keep up with the Joneses".
When all that really matters is that we have safe , comfortable, clean homes, food, clothing ( doesn't require high priced labels) and healthy children.
How much would the basics run you ?