The problem with the economy, and that has been true for decades, is that the hoarders have been causing stagnation by withdrawing the currency from circulation. Trading certfied IOUs for speculative stocks and bonds is a churning that contributes nothing to production or consumption. Moving things around is characteristic of a shell game, an entertainment, not productive of anything but frustration. Taking the symbol for the substance is like taking the intent for the act. Intentions lead to loss (perdition). It takes action to produce.
It is quite wonderful how the early and persistent languages focused on process and spatial relationships, time and distance. In a sense, they fixed a fluid reality with their symbols.