If you go on a service call and the capacitor is blown....how many people tell you that they will just go without AC because they don't want you replacing anything?
People don't take the time to learn how to do anything themselves anymore...they just rely on other people since there is a professional for everything....thank you free market....so we end up with professionals who are able to get over on the average person very easily.
This is one of the right wings biggest fighting points against socialism....that under socialism everyone in the country will become lazy and stagnant and will expect everyone else to do the work for them......well we can see that happening in our economy right now in a free market....all services can and will be provided for you by someone else...as long as you have a dollar in your pocket. They don't care how you got that dollar...be it from stealing a tv...selling drugs...ripping off old people...cutting and scrapping copper...
So it looks as if no matter which route we take people are destined to end up lazy, and dependent on everyone else.