The tendency to detach economic action from social contexts, the concentration on goals of profit and growth coupled with a simultaneous indifference to other goals.
Kocka, Jürgen. Capitalism: A Short History (p. 114). Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition.
This book does an excellent job of explaining this, and you should read it, if you are interested in the subject – which I think everyone should be.
This is one of the powerful forces that now drive our world – and we should be aware of it.
And not only that – it is entertaining reading.