The Resource Utopia for realists, Rutger Bregman ; translated from the Dutch by Elizabeth Manton

Utopia for realists, Rutger Bregman ; translated from the Dutch by Elizabeth Manton

Label
Utopia for realists
Title
Utopia for realists
Statement of responsibility
Rutger Bregman ; translated from the Dutch by Elizabeth Manton
Title variation
Utopia for realists
Title variation remainder
and how we can get there
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Rutger Bregman, a bestselling Dutch historian, explains that it needn't be this way. Bregman 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. This guide to a revolutionary yet achievable utopia is supported by multiple studies, lively anecdotes and numerous success stories. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
321.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
LC call number
HX806
LC item number
.B74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Utopia for realists, Rutger Bregman ; translated from the Dutch by Elizabeth Manton
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 2014 in the Netherlands as Gratis geld voor iedereen: en nog vijf grote ideeen̈ die de wereld kunnen veranderen by The Corresponents ... "--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-305) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • none
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The return of Utopia -- Why we should give free money to everyone -- The end of poverty -- The bizarre tale of President Nixon and his basic income bill -- New figures for a new era -- A fifteen-hour workweek -- Why it doesn't pay to be a banker -- Race against the machine -- Beyond the gates of the land of plenty -- How ideas change the world
Control code
000060321245
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781408890264
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37419626
System control number
  • (OCoLC)964931451
  • rc37419626

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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