The captains of the S.S. Titanic leading this entire disaster are by definition the most oblivious sociopaths on the planet. That's how they got there in the first place - they bulldozed their way to the top by whatever means necessary. The "secret" to their "success" is that they don't give a fuck about anyone else. They can't solve any problems, because they are the problem.
Assuming there will always be another dunce coming along to pay more for your worthless "assets", is the definition of a ponzi scheme.
It looks as though the last dunce has been found