There is a significance to both beliefs that defines the way I view the world. I find the selfish isolationism that underpins too much of conventional economic thinking (whatever some conventional economists wish to say) incomprehensible and alien to what I see as the real human condition.
So, let us consider the operation of the market for this is what the Senior Lecturer means.
I, Pencil is perhaps the best such consideration.
7 billion people are cooperating though those market mechanisms to build the world we see in front of us.
Hmm, that’s some system of selfish isolationism, isn’t it?