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  1. used for saying that you do not think something will give you any benefit

    What’s the good of writing them a letter? They never read them anyway.

This is the British English definition of what’s the good of / what good is (it) (doing) something?. View American English definition of what’s the good of / what good is (it) (doing) something?.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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