That said if goverment wanted to interfier with problem they would must touch religion question and that way human rights. So we have situation where we have religion vs goverment.
Meaning goverment dont have power to fight with this phenomenan. Its like boycot in a sense. You would have to change ideology. On another hand we can fight ecocide, monopoly and corruption.
Its Buddhism vs Science. Monks and Buddhists participate but in what extend? Couldnt they participate more if they were ambitious.
Being unsatisfied is good. Anxiety is good. If anxiety dont exist we will never made changes in our lives. Being abmitious is good for society. Yet we have people who are not ambitious.
More pointless speculation. If I spent a little time I am certain I could find many Buddhists who have actively contributed to societal progress. One of the most dynamic societies in history (the Japanese) has a substantial Buddhist community (probably approaching half) - have they held back the technological development of Japan.
As I said it a frankly ridiculous proposition that a Buddhist is socially useless.