Still, all crime has a beneficiary, so again, who benefits? Simple. As with any crime, the criminals benefit. For example, who benefits from weakened or unenforced bank regulations? Ahah! Who benefits from disarming crime victims—the criminal benefits. Who benefits from open borders with Mexico, and who benefits from its payoffs and money-laundering and campaign contributions? Criminals again. Who benefits from selective enforcement of law, or of ignoring the Constitution, or of circumventing its protections, or of learned interpretations that insult reason itself? Who benefits from tax law so complex and contradictory that even specialists merely take their best guess, the taxpayer or the tax spender? But even these are incidental to the main theft.
...So yes, is run by agents provocateur, creating and using crisis after crisis to advance a colossal sting operation, the bait being a glittering can't-lose proposition where everybody wins. Everybody not in on the sting loses of course, which means pretty much everybody, period.