This point was very well made by Jacob Gittes in a comment yesterday.
To expand; everything we think we know about 'economics' - specifically, about the production and distribution of the essentials of human life, including the local/ national/ global organisation and coordination ('institutions') that make this possible - everything of this kind suggests that we are being driven into a massive crash and collapse of that which sustains the seven-plus billion people on this planet.
Bearing in mind that the population of the earth before the industrial revolution did not exceed one billion; and only reached two billion in the 1920s... it seems obvious that that which sustains these many extra billions is the product of exactly that system which is being deliberately crashed.
The assertion that The System is indeed being crashed is not a speculation, but is now being explicitly stated as policy by people representing the most powerful organisations on earth. They call it The Great Reset.
Why are They crashing it? They say it is to create a sustainable and just (leftist) future. For present purposes; I leave it to you to decide whether this is the real reason.
But whatever the real reason, They certainly want to collapse the system, and They apparently have the power to do so - therefore presumably the System will collapse.
And if we are correct in believing that the scientific/ technological/ industrial system is what sustains billions of people on this planet; then this must mean that some billions of people will be unsustainable.
In other words, billions will die, quite soon, and as a result of policies that are currently being implemented.
And if this does Not happen, and at the end of the Great Reset seven-plus billion people are still alive; then it can only be that we are wrong about our basic understanding of how the world works. It can only be that we are living in a wholly-unreal Matrix world, where (for example) people are not really alive, and don't really need food, effective medicine etc.
Now, I don't believe this; I think this world is real and so are the people in it - but I am aware that at least some of the people involved in The Great Reset say they believe we are software constructs living in a computer simulation, and are even prepared to assert it in public. Presumably there are others who believe this but don't say so publicly.
This kind of thinking - or something like it - may be how so many ultra-rich, ultra-powerful, vastly-influential people (who are currently engineering The Great Reset) are able so calmly to contemplate the consequences of their actions. How they apparently believe the Great Reset will be a great benefit to mankind...
Maybe They don't believe that reality is real?
Behind Them (i.e. the Establishment humans), I am sure that there are those who do know what is real, and that mass extinction is being (deniably) engineered by those whom they have bribed, intimidated and duped.
These unseen personages behind the Great Reset are, of course, the demonic powers (immortal spirits that are opposed to God, the Good and Creation); for whom what is on the menu (the covert agenda) is mass global damnation - led-up-to by an enjoyable side-order of human suffering, despair and corruption.