Hang-ups about status are common. We rarely notice opportunity when it appears.
Before there was 99 cents, there was 88 cents.
Science as progress, Caves, #2 (top) and #1.
Often, buildings are constructed with money that is burning a hole in someone's pocket. First, a need for said establishment is found, then the hole in the ground is produced. Finally the hole is filled with money and covered in concrete. Demand increases and the cycle repeats.