HI David, I've been reading your Medium posts with great enjoyment since I discovered them a few months back. I hope you'll forgive me for posting a link to something I've written. It dovetails. I'm trying to work my way through the cultural and individual dynamics driving the crazy.
It's a fine line, but I think there needs to a sort between those infected by the craziness and those exploiting it for power or profit. Not that I'm suggesting you're ignoring it since you're focused on the latter.