They didn't get that rich by being honest or stupid.
They are getting ready because they can see the obvious. The sheeple are told all is well and they should continue shopping right through to the bitter end.
Increasingly, the West is every man for himself and his own. There is no community left to appeal to for help. For a million years prior men have turned to their collective efforts to overcome ills but these people have engineered a world where it is everybody reduced to atomised consumer units with no extended family of any kind.
It is all part of the plan.