Why Question Things? When you're young you may accept on faith that things (meaning government and the economy) are pretty much going the way they should for everyone's benefit. You turn your attention to diversions like video games or other entertainment. That's fine; kids should play.
What if that assumption is wrong? Who will get hurt if in fact we are sliding toward a more dystopian (that is, totally messed up) world? The answer is simple. The people who will feel the pain are those who are the young people of today. I may live through the decline, but I only have 20 years left, more or less. You'll have your whole life to live the with effects of the wrong decisions made by my generation. So ask questions, then question the answers.