I cannot support "atomic" here, by which word you mean individualized or atomized. A few in the West also value teamwork, or cooperation, which is a different set of values from individualism. But those have, in the past, usually been part of the socialist faction. The prevalence of atomism is a more recent phenomena. Sometimes one hears people say that the West, and this is within a particular version of capitalism, is moving to "hyper-individualism," and this language use implies the presence of some alternative. My belief is that the alternative could or should be that of other forms within economics. There are kinds of capitalism that would still be capitalism but that would require not just greed and profit motive but as well very skillful forms of regulation and governance. Instead, we get "casino capitalism" or "welfare for the rich," etc. jacksilverman50@tutanota.com