The Americans so hate hearing the E word, so they’ll not be happy with the words of a respected historian (some say apologist) of the British Empire when he says the US is beyond the position the Brits were in in 1920. But what else are we to call it when they expect everyone to grow the foods they’re told just so the agricorporations can stay in profit? Maybe, if we’re lucky, the dollar will crash through the floor, destroying their buying power and forcing the corporations to start employing people within their own borders, where the money is worth more than the paper it’s printed on. With idiocy and greed removed from globalisation the rest of us could work on sensible policies. Rather than shipping food thousands of miles we could rely on local produce and let the Third World get back to feeding itself.

Maybe, but I don’t think the Empire will let us.