Do you feel like the current systems have lost their organizing logics and are spinning, slow-motion out of control?
I find the current administrative attacks against government science (see discussion here) to be extraordinarily concerning, illustrating a nihilistic cynicism that matches the predatory and de-regulatory fervor occurring in finance (e.g., illustrated this week by efforts to throw out "the social aspects" of banking see here).
It is one thing to interrogate scientific consensus. It is a practice I engage in frequently in my research and pedagogy. Science is improved by critical interrogation and so is science-based policy. Science is corrupted by censorship.
Critical interrogation is a practice of reason espoused by the ancient Greeks and adopted as foundational to human reason and western enlightenment.
Suppression of inquiry and outright censorship of scientific data are an altogether different enterprise (a taste of which is described here in this article on Lysenko)
Just as suppression of information promises George Orwell's dystopic 1984, the Trump administration's policy to end the "social aspects" of banking is a paradigm shift back to the Gilded Age.
We are in a tipping point where the America that emerges over the next 4 years could capture the most ruthless, externalizing, and exploitative policies and ethos in American history and in our collective imagination.
Only human agency can prevent this outcome.