Utopia for realists? Rutger Bregman on “This Week BBC One”

By June 1, 2020Economics

Utopia for Realists: The Case for a Universal Basic Income, Open Borders, and a 15-hour Workweek (alternatively subtitled And How We Can Get There and How We Can Build the Ideal World) is a book by Dutch popular historian Rutger Bregman.

It was originally written as articles in Dutch for a virtual journal, De Correspondent and was since compiled and published,[2] and translated into several languages. It offers a critical proposal that it claims is a practical approach to reconstructing modern society to promote a more productive and equitable life based on three core ideas:

  • a universal and unconditional basic income paid to everybody
  • a short working week of fifteen hours
  • open borders worldwide with the free movement of citizens between all states

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