At its most fundamental level, a Ponzi Scheme merely represents an unsustainable rate of extrapolated "growth", papered over by inbound capital. Insiders cash out using late investor inflow. Today's stock market multiple discounts profit growth at above trend rates in perpetuity:
What comes next will largely decimate the multinational corporations, levelling the playing field for local businesses, and paving the way for a real economy. In every country.