I recently reminded myself about a book (a story, not sure) I've read way back about hypothetical future of Earth.
I don't remember a lot from it, but the general idea was that the civilization has reached such levels of abundancy that they could produce things at arbitrary rate without human work. In order to keep the economy going, the things, immediately after production, were treated with a special chemical compound designed to desintegrate the things applied to.
That meant that e.g. a car would vanish (turn into dust) precisely after it's usefulness period has concluded, a newspaper would be gone the next day etc. etc.
I vaguely remember the main character driving in his car when such a process started, essentially leaving him (almost) naked without any of the possessions he had. I also remember a scene where an artist violently argues with another person about the timespan his work of art should receive (he claimed it's gonna be valuable for decades, while the other person chose a time, in his opinion, way too short - after that, of course, the piece would be lost forever).
I am not sure if it was a book or just a short story, but I think it developed for quite some time, with the ultimate end of breaking the thing-deprecation system, which was discovered to be extra-terrestrial.
I should also probably mention that I read it in Polish. I can't remember whether it was a Polish translation or an original Polish work, but the mere fact that this language version exists should be helpful.