I think what is par­tic­u­lar­ly strik­ing about the ques­tion of dis­pos­able lives in the 21st cen­tu­ry is what seems to be a new glob­al com­mon sense about pover­ty, the ways in which pover­ty and par­tic­u­lar­ly poor oth­ers have become vis­i­ble. And how that in turn, par­tic­u­lar­ly for mil­len­ni­als in the glob­al North, col­lege stu­dents, young pro­fes­sion­als, so-called ordi­nary glob­al cit­i­zens of the world, how this has mobi­lized them to action.