Utopia for Realists The Case for a Universal Basic Income

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A changing world demands creative solutions. Unafraid of challenging the status quo Bregman presents universal basic income, a 15-hour workweek and open borders as key ideas to make his case.  While recognizing relevant improvements made by capitalism in terms of freedom, health, wealth and education, he also points out the need for change in our economic and welfare systems. Along these lines, he suggests that one of the most important implications of having a basic income go beyond the reallocation of wealth to include a redistribution of power. By proposing a path of progressive milestones, Bregman invites us to challenge what is deemed impossible and to build an ideal world.

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The government would pay every adult citizen a salary, regardless of wealth, employment income or if they worked at all.

Often described as one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers, Rutger Bregman has become an acknowledged historian, author and journalist. As a regular writer for The Correspondent he brings journalism and academia together to present compelling cases. With four books published on history, philosophy, and economics Bregman is a best-selling and award-winning author.




"The sulotion to poverty is to abolish it directly by a widely discussed measure: The Guaranteed Income"
Martin Luther King jr