I know I just spent forever on shapers, but the more I think on the phrase you mentioned about not cutting money or draw for fun cards, the more it reminds me of “the deck to beat” at Worlds, aka Temujin Whizz. That deck is basically just loads of money, draw, and breakers. I’ll just use the Worlds winning list as my example.
The draw engine is comprised from a fairly standard-ish 3 I’ve Had Worse, with 3 street peddlers, 2 inject, and a lone earthrise hotel (which I’d imagine started as a third inject, but sometimes you just don’t want the potential of throwing programs away if there’s something you need). This is then bolstered later in the game by Obleus drawing you cards on access, and then bolstered even further by the extra accesses Medium gets you, which Obleus turns into cards.
For money, it basically just has everything. Firstly, Our Lord Temujin, Bringer of Light and Mad Cash. This is followed by a full suite of Gambles, Laundry, and Casts, with a lone Liberated as a final bit of dough. Finally, there’s that “hidden” econ card, the Whizzard ID, which is probably going to get you from 3 to a billion credits, depending on your opponent. With as hard as corps are trying to steal your money and force you into poverty to make you go tag me, all this cash is really still the best way to combat it.
There’s other cards in the deck that can be thought of as econ as well. Employee strike is often economy against decks like CtM. Datasuckers are often used even with non-fixed breakers to ease the cost of accesses, Ice Carver pays for itself and then some, especially if you can get it set up early (which is sweet, because the card was panned as a POS for literal years, until it finally found its deck), and Net-ready Eyes is also often used on non-Yog breakers as a cash saver. Also, Yog breaks for free. And Parasiting ice makes that ice free for the rest of the game.
If you look at the cards beyond what I mentioned, it’s basically just a couple breakers, a couple recursion cards, and Medium (and Progenitor, because the British are sly motherfuckers).
The damn thing is basically just Breakers and Money: The Deck. With all the cheese runner decks out there, this is the one that won Worlds.