I would suggest that the problem is a bit more complex as it is the result of the loss of power in local government that is struggling to replace the collapse of the old national government.
Where the states are well managed and more independent with strong resources, the situation is better but the decades of reliance on a functional Federal system has left huge gaps in their resources and systems.
Where the states are subservient to the national regime, the insanity rampant in that regime is destroying them. Centralized power becomes dysfunctional and authoritarian because it is too far removed from actual democratic, public management. By democracy I mean direct democracy that is now possible for the first time in modern history.
The very old idea of checks and balances of power is important. Now we need to distribute power to avoid disaster. Broad distribution of power removes power from the old hierarchies.