Popular wisdom says it: “Follow the money”.
God says it: “The love of money is the root of ALL evil”. (caps mine)
I have often wondered what the world would be like today and since, if FDR and the USA had not got into WWII. If Germany had taken all of Europe and destroyed maybe the Soviet Union. If Japan had taken most of the east. If the USA was just an Island all alone in the world. At some point I suspect that Germany would have grown large enough to come after us here. They would own the world’s oil. I suspect at some point maybe they and Japan would have had to square off to see which was the big dog on the planet. Who knows. It boggles the mind to really wonder just what the world would have been like.