They are. They will never get better. They are not smart enough to do anything. I mean ... anything, right.
Civilizations are founded by Neanderthals and their children. They are torn down by Homo Sapiens, who are too stupid to run a lemonade stand, much less a civilization. They choose their leaders according to their own lights and these leaders are the best qualified people to run it all straight into the ground.
It's called debauchment and all fiat money ends this way. It concludes with people pushing wheelbarrels filled with stacks of million dollar bills to the corner store to buy a loaf of bread and inflation so rapid it renders all earnings worthless within 24 hours of payday.