58. Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness: An Interview with Neil Vallelly

This week, Grace speaks to writer and researcher Neil Vallelly about utilitarian thinking in capitalism, and its collapse into 'futilitarianism' – and the impact of that futility on our individual and collective wellbeing.

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‘Neoliberalism demands that people maximise their utility all the time – but without the “greatest happiness” principle.’

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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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