Here is an analogy from Dr. Letis that i found quite interesting…
(from The Ecclesiastical Text… pg. 82)
Like modern economics, while the gold standard may have been abandoned the printing of money continues, all the while being further and further debased.
footnote: The application of this analogy to the problem of modern translations can hardly be missed. If the original autographs are the gold standard, and they are now gone, all that can be left is the free printing of “Bibles” (like paper money), based on whatever standard of values a progressively cynical and secularized culture demands.