Fred Flintstem's friend is a gullible, lovable bumble head.
They call him Buy-it-All Barney.
He can't help himself.
He was programmed from birth for one, and one function only, compulsive consumption of all things advertised.
Buy-it-All believes The Markets will always provide.
They always have.
Cars, planes, trains, ...
Luxurious homes for the stars ....
All plasticized and rasterized ...
Where does it all come from? All this Prosperity?
Barney doesn't care. The Markets provide.