I always believed in the motto of “Good design can save the world” and worked hard towards it. But after so many years (~18) of working as a designer I can’t help but feel the same way as you do.
It is bullshit. We, designers (most if not all) have become a tool for the capitalism (is there a good capitalism? 🤔) and it’s not getting any better. They now want us to use everything we can against the users/customers in order to frame / capture / “onboard” them better.
Just remembered that little piece I wrote on Medium few months back.