The crisis of our times is not that we don't have it good, or even that we might be worse off in the near future, it's that we don't have the imagination to come up with anything better. A huge bestseller in the original Dutch, garnering plaudits from a swathe of eminent thinkers, Utopia for Realists overturns existing notions about how to run society with radical yet wholly practical ideas for a happier, healthier, wealthier world. From Universal Basic Income to a 15-hour working week, evidence is piled up for solutions to the problems of inequality and unhappiness escalating/growing across the globe today. 'If you're bored with hackneyed debates, decades-old right-wing and left-wing clichés, you may enjoy the bold thinking, fresh ideas, lively prose, and evidence-based arguments in Utopia for Realists' - Steven Pinker, author of The Blank Slate
Rutger Bregman has published four books on history, philosophy and economics. He won the Belgian Liberales prize for best non-fiction book in 2013 and has twice been nominated for the prestigious European Press Prize for his journalism work. His work has been featured in the Washington Post, the Guardian and on the BBC. In 2016 he gave a TEDx talk and in April 2017 he gave a TED talk on the benefits of universal basic income.