It appears that the monetary system is on the verge of collapse. It won't be the first time. While the masses go through very hard times, after the system collapses, some prosper. Why is that?
In a free market economy, you give me money in return for my effort. Comes government to take some of my money and give it to someone deemed to be in need of government help. There are soon going to be a lot more people in need of help. What nice people we have in government! How do you deal with those nice government people helping those they put in the poorhouse.
You figure out how to keep government out of your cash box. There are many ways. You get on the government dole. There are many ways. When you live in Rome, you do as the Romans do. The Romans lived lavishly. They had millions of slaves. Let everyone slave away for you. Live lavishly.
Of course the free enterprise system is better. Your slaves will soon learn the error of their ways. We'll get back on track. We have to learn the hard way.