Rutger Bregman, Utopia for Realists
Rutger Bregman will read from his new book Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World (published by Little, Brown).
Mr. Bregman is a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe Class of 2017 and one of the continent’s most prominent young thinkers. His newest book challenges us to re-think how we live our lives and build our world. Through lively anecdotes, multiple studies, and numerous success stories. Bregman explores three core ideas behind a revolutionary yet achievable utopia: universal basic income, a 15-hour work week, and open borders.
In a time when rampant consumerism and hyper-capitalism threaten to overwhelm us, Bregman shows us that we can look at our world differently, and make different choices. He also shows that history has proven that ideas once considered hopelessly idealistic really can become reality. His TEDTalk in 2014 on universal basic income has generated a quarter million views.
Rutger Bregman has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His book History of Progress was awarded the Belgian Liberales prize for best nonfiction book of 2013, an