I worked in a support role for over twenty years for Investment Bankers, the ultimate Economic Man. I know them well. As humans, Economic Man is a travesty, the fact our current society is run by and on the principles of their philosophy is what gives us Trump and the current GOP, that and a lot of racism. Tom Sullivan can explain it better than I can, if any interest go read Hullabaloo
P.S. My degree is in Economics, it doesn't have to be this way.