Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World by Rutger Bregman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m not an economist or politician (thankfully), simply an author with ideals she’d begun to feel were futile. NO! I was wrong! The most amazing things are possible in this world, reforms that are not only laudable but do-able! This book explains how, with facts, studies, figures, and stories that help it all make sense. I urge you to take a look at this.
The more people who know and understand that we could be enjoying universal basic income, open borders (!), and 15-hour workweeks, the more likely these ideals will become present reality. In fact, since the book was first published, countless programs to experiment with these ideas have come into being.
I loved Bregman’s later book, Humankind: A Hopeful History, and came back to read this, his first mega-seller. Now I know why it is.
If your hope for the world has taken a few hits lately, take a look at Utopia for Realists. Yes, it took me three years to pick it up again and complete the final chapter and I’m glad it did. It’s given me another boost of optimism at a much-needed time. If you know where to look, you can see the good unfolding around you and Bregman is expert at pointing it out in detail.
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