Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think you know. Rutger Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come.
This original Dutch bestseller sparked a national movement for basic income experiments that soon made international headlines. Translation rights have been sold to twenty-four territories.
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