I agree. Money is important. Money = the ability to consume. And we are living bodies (e.g. animals) and need to consume to live. And because we need to consume, we also need to produce. Production/consumption (i.e. the economy) is essential to life. The human capacity to increase production (first hunting/gathering, then agriculture, then crafts and trading in the market, then industrialization, now information technology) is definitely a progressive advance of the human species to provide all that is necessary for life.
The solution is correct balance and proper subordination. Human dignity is #1 and that means ability and opportunity to speak and act with others to shape our common space and time (i.e. freedom and power). This ability is only there if people have their basic material needs satisfied and are civilized--i.e. through education can express themselves creatively. Economics, Culture, Politics--self-interest, value, affiliation--money, language, power--private wealth and cultural value for common good.
Economic behavior is a means to the end, Civilization is the expression of the end, Associational Being (Friendship, Love) is the end.
Our problem today is that we have reversed the order. Let's make this election more than the economy but about who we want to be as a people.