Here is how we break the economic rules. We consume way too much that is produced by other nations, and we produce way to little within our own nation wherewith to balance the scales of both consumption and trade (thus the annual balance of trade deficit). And on top of that we fabricate way too much currency. Since productivity is wealth, and currency is merely its "fair" (as in honest and trusted) representative, how long can we fabricate currency in quantities that are vastly out of step with our true productive wealth creation before something goes seriously wrong? And just what could go wrong?
Since currency (money) is the "measure" of a nations wealth (and it used to be so literally by "weight measure", when it was gold and silver), it must be honest:
Leviticus 19:36 "You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt."
Deuteronomy 25:15 "You shall have a full and just weight; you shall have a full and just measure, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you."
Proverbs 11:1 “The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.”