It’s not about the idiots so much as the triad of anthropocentric Extraction of resources, Competition, and Civilization. The axis of idiots are currently at the pinnacle of resource extraction from the planet. Civilization isolates humans from responsibilities and risks of tthe planet. Competition simply gives humans an excuse to paint targets on each other and ignore the needs of their place.
The singular apocalyptic truth is that the work and usefulness of human beings flows away from the earth and people closest to it, leading to every social problem you’ve ever mentioned, and economists thrive by ignoring this simple concept.