Is Imperialism Dead?

I was reading New Statesman and came across a few thoughts…

There is nothing wrong with profit, per se. But it should be a way of keeping score and accumulating capital for the next investment. Once money becomes the reason d’etre, and its maximisation the prevailing ideal, the world is in trouble! The most important inputs (eg climate) and outputs (eg human dignity) can be the most difficult to cost, so do not appear on balance sheets. Also, only those who have money in the first place can play the money game.

Imperialism is dead not because it was outlawed, but because it is no longer necessary.