Webmasters can always block Google engine and decide not to give their content to Google.Webmasters are the people that create the content for the users.
Google wants money just as much as the webmasters
Google is naturally most important to itself.
Back to the subject I am not sure if I would say Google is killing the economy but the internet in general. Stores are closing left and right not so much that people can't afford things it is more that people are shopping online, paying bills online etc.. How long will it be before bank tellers lose there jobs because no one needs to walk through the door? How about your local hardware store or auto parts store etc..
Learn how to do Extreme Couponing
Here is one example from right now...
I logged in to my Yahoo mail which I did not used for like couple of months, just to see that my email account is deactivated because of inactivity...
Seeing that, ordinary user will just turn their head and register gmail account.
Yahoo mail is practically helping Google mail.
Google can be a good partner, but also one that can be very fickle. With all of the changes that they have thus far made this year, I don't see any that provide any real benefit to site owners.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin
The service is useful, but someone has to pay for it. Everything has a price.