Money can't buy happiness, or so the saying goes. And yet we still must work for money to feed, clothe, and shelter ourselves. There is at least some sort of happiness associated with that. And even being able to buy better, more expensive goods can lead to feelings of an improved life. Eventually, though, the adage holds: buying more stuff stops providing us with increasing levels of satisfaction. After our lower-level needs are taken care of, the foundations of social capital must move up Maslow's hierarchy to serve higher-level needs than mere survival.