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futile
used in Freakonomics

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Definition
effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • Instead of futilely attacking the Klan from the outside, what if he could somehow unleash all the secret inside information that John Brown was gathering from the Klan's weekly meetings?
    p. 59.7

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