The Economics of Loneliness & The Economics of Doing What You Love
Economists are not believers in the virtues of lone wolves. Economics should be seen as a discipline that has spent centuries chronicling the enormous gains that come from people connecting with each other. Ayn Rand’s heroes, like the architect Howard Roark, may have been distinguished by their lack of standard social connections. But the heroes of Adam Smith or Alfred Marshall or even Milton Friedman are not isolated.
To an economist, the choice is still a no-brainer. We think you should only do what you love, and pay for it by doing what you are good at.