Over the last 50 years, we argue that incentives for academic scientists have become increasingly perverse in terms of competition for research funding, development of quantitative metrics to measure performance, and a changing business model for higher education itself.
And it's quite simple to detect who are the impostors: those who published more than two papers per year in peer-reviewed journals. These are most probably the ones deciding now on public funding research and should be put out of their (public paid) jobs ASAP.
For the last two decades, these were also those who intensely and continually handed off the copyright on their
publicly financed research to private publishers, so you need to pay yet again to access their "results".