The world would be a poor place indeed without commerce [pun intended]. Along with community, it serves a vital purpose in our daily lives.
Sadly, in our culture today and throughout much of our history, commerce has been controlled by corporations for interests we do not share. As it plays out in our lives today it's called globalism or plutocracy, and it preys on people and planet alike. It respects nothing but money, and it is in dire need of transformation.