The more money, they started to buy more.

The Great Gatsby  published
in 1925, a novel of triumph and tragedy, noted for the remarkable way its
author captures a cross-section of American society. In The Great Gatsby
Fitzgerald, known for his imagistic and poetic style, holds a mirror up to the
society of which he was a part.

Economically, the 1920s was a  great financial gain, at least for those of
the upper class. Between 1922 and 1929, dividends from stock rise by 108%,
corporate profits increased by 76%, and personal wages grew by 33%. Nick’s
journey to East to make his fortune in the bond business is not fully untested.
Mainly because of developments in technology, productivity improved though
overall production costs reduced, and economy was increased.  The stock market crash happened  in 1929. He didn’t  predict that, but in the commercial growth of
the 1920s resulted in broad materialism. As people start to have more money,
they started to buy more. So the revenues raised, more goods was peoduced, and
people earned more money. People started to spend their money on consumer
goods  like cars, radios, telephones, and
refrigerators  at a rate never before
seen. And also started  to expend time
and money on recreation and leisure. Professional sports started to grow in
popularity.

The modernization of society speeded and life in the city
was more happy than ever before. Accompanied by the new jazz music, this new
way of life to some that never ending display of immoral behavior. One of the
most radical counter reactions to the changes in society and the new way of
life was the introduction of Prohibition, a law which made it illegal to production
and sell alcohol. however it never really succeeded with its purpose,
Prohibition changed the liquor market mainly. A lot of money  earned by smuggling, selling alcohol and in
some cases fortunes made by lower social class people. The Prohibition was important
for the time and it plays a vital role in the novel.