Utopia for Realists

Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian, reminds us it needn't be this way-and in some places it isn't. Rutger Bregman's TED Talk about universal basic income seemed impossibly radical when he delivered it in 2014.

Utopia for Realists

Utopia for Realists

Universal basic income. A 15-hour workweek. Open borders. Does it sound too good to be true? One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today. After working all day at jobs we often dislike, we buy things we don't need. Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian, reminds us it needn't be this way-and in some places it isn't. Rutger Bregman's TED Talk about universal basic income seemed impossibly radical when he delivered it in 2014. A quarter of a million views later, the subject of that video is being seriously considered by leading economists and government leaders the world over. It's just one of the many utopian ideas that Bregman proves is possible today. Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, and beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he champions ideas whose time have come. Every progressive milestone of civilization-from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy-was once considered a utopian fantasy. Bregman's book, both challenging and bracing, demonstrates that new utopian ideas, like the elimination of poverty and the creation of the fifteen-hour workweek, can become a reality in our lifetime. Being unrealistic and unreasonable can in fact make the impossible inevitable, and it is the only way to build the ideal world.

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Utopia for Realists
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Rutger Bregman
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-27 - Publisher: Back Bay Books

Universal basic income. A 15-hour workweek. Open borders. Does it sound too good to be true? One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today. After working all day at jobs we often dislike, we buy things we don't need. Rutger Bregman, a Dutch
Utopia for Realists
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Rutger Bregman
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-05 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Listen out for Rutger Bregman. He has a big future shaping the future' Observer 'A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell' New York Times 'The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas' Guardian In Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas
Utopia for Realists
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Rutger Bregman
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Utopia for Realists
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Rutger Bregman
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-14 - Publisher: Little, Brown

From one of Europe's leading young thinkers, a brief history of utopia and a pragmatic manifesto for how to improve the lives of the 99 percent today A majority of Americans report that they would take two extra weeks of vacation above two extra weeks of salary, half of all
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Categories: Business & Economics
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From a universal basic income to a 15-hour workweek, from a world without borders to a world without poverty - it's time to return to utopian thinking. Join Rutger Bregman on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come. Utopia for

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