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A World to Win: The Production of Uselessness w/ Neil Vallelly

November 12, 2021

On this week’s podcast Grace speaks to Neil Vallelly, author of Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness.

They discuss the role of utilitarian thinking in the development of capitalism, how utilitarianism has collapsed into "futilitarianism," and the impact this pervasive sense of futility is having on our sense of individual and collective wellbeing.

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