Profits are important for business to survive. If we go broke we can’t help our kids or the poor very much in terms of even basic physical needs. But as a motive, profit is disastrous. When making profits is more important than making friends, even with our own kids, then disaster is around the corner. The profit motive is a failure on a grand scale.
For ten years standards of honesty and respect for others have been abandoned producing a society where it has been the accepted thing to cheat the system. Now we are all paying the price economically and relationally.
The Bible is right, love is the only ultimate motive which will create a world worth living in.