The chinese will realize that the paper tickets are worthless and will stop selling to people in America.
The other examples only work when the state makes you stay in their corrupt game.
If there are no state sponsored wealth transfers the bad behaviour will stop.
Humans have the ability to recognize that there is ethical and moral behaviour, which does indeed require rational thought. But it is not strictly necessary, it just goes better for the ones who can grok those concepts,
So we are back to the concept that the state facilitates bad behaviour.