When we need and want less, we spend less. And in this manner, we depend less on those who produce, provide and sell to us.
In the past two decades, I have mindfully set limits on my consumptions. I do not buy cheap ass Made-in-China trinkets. I have a food budget. I wear hand-me-down clothes without shame. In doing so, I limit my dependence on what are usually evil enterprises. I stop putting money into the pockets of those unethical bastards.
My wallet, my health and my conscience thank me for that.