Another aspect might be that there are ways to benefit from stirring up crises without solving them (like ad-financed social media and news sites).
 Concocting crises in order to get paid for solving them. Like the Charlie Chaplin scene where the kid gets paid by the window repair guy to break windows.
This has become laughably transparent recently. With lots of people out saying that we need to stop the data privacy violations of social media/news sites by "breaking them up", while almost none of the people advocating breakups want to simply make it illegal to share user data for commercial purposes. It didn't occur to me until you mentioned it that, of course! You know? I mean they probably want to be able to have one of those little companies and share your data to make money.
I really should have figured that out before.