perhaps the biggest hoax opon ourselves is that we can fix this by spending money==lots of money
but money is only tokenized energy, specifically cheap surplus energy, which is no longer available to us.
we spent---burned---all the cheap surplus oil coal and gas last century, now all we have is energy we can no longer afford. (and which won't work)
but still the bleating goes on that building stuff will somehow stop all this.
but building stuff started it all, we cleared land to build cities, which have now emptied out because they have become dangerous and unsustainable.
not only that---but our current problems are directly and specifically due to burning energy/fuels .
so we intend to solve our problems by doing what caused the problem in the first place