Examples have been made plentiful about funstuff (Smartphone/Facebook/Whatsapp/PC-games)
-> keeps the younglings from being interested in real heavy stuff like politics, who really could make a difference in about 20 to 40 years
"But what about the older ones? How can we keep them from participating in our game? They pose a threat - right?"
"Easy, we charge them so much that they cant possibly keep themselves afloat. So they have to take multiple jobs"
"Fantastic - but what if there are very successful people, who earn enough to possibly could pose a threat?"
"We show them fancy stuff, that they don't need, but create a sense of urgency, so that they are compelled to have it"
"We charge them a fuckload of money for say worthless stones - call them diamonds. Also the 'true american dream' is to have a house and kids. Let them get a mortgage. Let them pay for it. If we need to have a higher crime rate, just put them out of business, by creating a financial crisis. Also, they won't have time to raise their kids to be good mature members of society, because, shiny new distractions in the form of entertainment and social networks."