Is the economy a faucet?

Is the economy a faucet
I ask this because it
Seems that we can grow them
Or destroy them 
Just by what we do
That seams so easy
It makes one queasy
Almost as if
Rather than stiff 
Us with impossibilities
Abba was saying 
Just live up 
To your responsibilities

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

The Slow as Molasses Press