Rutger Bregman argues for UBI in TED Talk

23rd May 2017

Ideas can and do change the world,” says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea’s 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked — and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.

Rutger Bregman’s book, Utopia for Realists, shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilization - from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy - was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a 15-hour work week can become reality in our lifetime.

Related Books

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Bloomsbury (UK), Little Brown (US), 2017