Originally Posted by Tr1cK
I think part of the problem is that with the way the economy is going, parents are working more and are more prone to just hand their kids a game because they can't spend the time with them they need. That and the other half is society is getting lazier (and more selfish) and would rather have someone or something else (TV, video games) do the parenting for them.
I'm of the firm belief that almost anything in moderation is OK and that anything taken to extremes is very bad.
It has nothing to do with the economy. The economy is fine. The problem is both parents working.