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Maximizing aggregate utility: Good or bad?

By Glenn Stehle

Maximizing aggregate utility is the alpha and the omega of classical economics.  It’s all part and parcel of the larger Modernist project of crafting “a human science that will make us masters and possessors of nature” so that we can make our lives on this earth more secure and more comfortable (Michael Allen Gillespie, The Theological Origins of Modernity).   So who, we might ask, could be against this?

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