[PDF] Gratis geld voor iedereen over het basisinkomen de 15 urige werkweek en een wereld zonder grenzen author Rutger Bregman

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From a universal basic income to a 15 hour workweek from a world without borders to a world without poverty – it’s time to return to utopian thinkingRutger Bregman takes us on a journey through history beyond t. What a painful book to read during the first week of Trump s administration I swear every time I finished a chapter a new policy would be announced that completely moved the needle of social progress in the other direction Solving poverty with a universal basic income Nope here s a Secretary of Labor who thinks the minimum wage is already too high Reform the banking system so it s not one of the largest drivers of the economy Let me introduce you to the newest Goldman Sachs exec to run a department in Washington Open our borders up to reduce both US and worldwide ineuality Don t even get me started on that oneNote to self After civilization inevitably collapses come back and re read this for ideas on how to rebuild society While some of Bregman s ideas seemed not fully fleshed out and some are even contradictory to each other I think that s part of the point A utopian future is unknown and open to experimentation and trial He does a good job presenting some of these potential scenarios and backs his ideas up with solid historical examples and current data

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Gratis geld voor iedereen over het basisinkomen de 15 urige werkweek en een wereld zonder grenzen

He traditional left right divides as he introduces ideas whose time has come Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think you know In the words of leading. Capitalist or communist it all boils down to a pointless distinction between two types of poor and to a major misconception that we almost managed to dispel some 40 years ago the fallacy that a life without poverty is a privilege you have to work for rather than a right we all deserveA breezy read with ideas that are backed up by genuinely interesting statistics and anecdotesArgues that we can better society and move towards utopia by implementing three ideas a 15 hour workweek a universal basic income UBI and open bordersThe problem isn t the programs he s advocating it s the neoliberal lens he s viewing them from he grotesuely spends the last chapter blowing Hayek and Friedman The 15 hour workweek for example sounds fantastic the way he lays it out time to play to dedicate to art to spend with family and enjoy life but there s already plenty of people in the retail sector working a 15 hour workweek Their lives aren t idyllic they re struggling against poverty It s called precarity and politicians can t come up with any way to soften its sting Of course a genuine labour movement along the lines of the one that brought us the forty hour workweek could go a long way to making the 15 hour week desirable But the author doesn t even acknowledge it s a problem The UBI is the same thing It s easy to imagine how it would improve my own life and very tempting to see it as a solves all for poverty But if a heartless ghoul like Dick Cheney and his neolizard pal Rumsfeld advocated for it then it s just not that simple I don t think a UBI can work unless we have a universal right to education healthcare and housing Those are the three things that everyone in our society needs but no one can realistically be expected to pay for them upfront What good is a UBI if we re all bogged down in student loads health insurance bills and rent payments Of course that s exactly why conservatives are tripping all over their dicks for a ubi so they can gut and privatize everything else and bring us all back to feudalismHis case for open borders is so vague I don t know what to make of it If he just means accepting immigrants sure I m all for it My own country Canada needs them Immigrants contribute to society and to the economy in countless ways Refugees too If nothing else there was a boost of civic morale when we started taking in large numbers of Syrian refugees though I suspect that s going to bite Trudeau in the ass now that s he trying to backpedal away from it all But what Bregman is advocating seems to go beyond even the current Eurozone which really does seem like a disaster I mean it ended the beggar thy neighbour trade policies that used to result in war but it also created a new caste of democratically unaccountable elites who are uninterested in a proletariat that gets to choose between a life on welfare benefits or immigration away from home just to make a basic living He points out that in Africa money is lost to tax evasion than is received in aid but I don t see how open checkpoint free borders are going to change that Africa doesn t need any Luxembourgs There s nothing wrong with the mechanisms he s proposing They can all work to make our lives better It s the ideology free ideology of neoliberalism that s at issue With the managerial mindset it s hard to see how life could improve It d be a brand new world at implementation and then back to managed decline On the other hand if these were road markers of a truly progressive leftist campaign backed up by a collective will for a better world well then maybe they re ideas worth investigating after all HighlightsLike KSR and Sanders he advocates for a tax on socially useless financial speculation to pay for social programs which I d be all for view spoilerThe upshot is that we ve all gotten poorer For every dollar a bank earns an estimated euivalent of 60 cents is destroyed elsewhere in the economic chain Conversely for every dollar a researcher earns a value of at least 5 and often much is pumped back into the economy Higher taxes for top earners would serve in Harvard science speak to reallocate talented individuals from professions that cause negative externalities to those that cause positive externalities hide spoiler

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Social theorist Zygmunt Bauman it is brilliant truly enlightening and eminently readableThis original Dutch bestseller sparked a national movement for basic income experiments that soon made international headlines. I respond to utopian thinking the way any other moderately informed liberal does Well wouldn t that be nice oO But the I read of Bregman s book the my resistance melted away Why aren t we setting our sights higher than adding a dollar to the minimum wage and opposing Trump s wall Hell you wanna address unemployment as a result of automation Why not support a universal basic income and a shorter work week You d also take a couple of steps towards gender euality to boot By the time I finished Bregman s rousing epilogue about moving the Overton window I turned to my husband and whispered I think I m a socialist now


10 thoughts on “Gratis geld voor iedereen over het basisinkomen de 15 urige werkweek en een wereld zonder grenzen

  1. says:

    ”A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing And when Humanity lands there it looks out and seeing a better country sets sail

  2. says:

    What a painful book to read during the first week of Trump's administration I swear every time I finished a chapter a new policy would be announced that completely moved the needle of social progress in the other direction Solving poverty with a universal basic income? Nope here's a Secretary of Labor who thinks the minimum wage is already

  3. says:

    If you like progressive pro welfare state social security in a nutshell the Nordic model praising nonfiction with hard facts and undeniable l

  4. says:

    Capitalist or communist it all boils down to a pointless distinction between two types of poor and to a major misconception that we almost managed to dispel some 40 years ago – the fallacy that a life without poverty is a privilege you have to work for rather than a right we all deserveA breezy read with ideas that are backed up by genuinely interesting statistics and anecdotesArgues that we can better society and move towards u

  5. says:

    Radical ideas at first glance but all put forward in this book aren't unreasonable neither are they unrealistic They are logically presented and supported with facts and tons of research and history It is an enlightening read and I wish politicians and policy makers would read books like this If only to widen th

  6. says:

    Something I hear not infreuently at the moment is a prediction that this crisis is going to really really make a difference The world will never be the same again At that point in the conversation and there are damned few conversations to be had right now but nevertheless at that point I tend to go a bit uiet Because what I'm thinking is 'BULLSHIT' Which I'm too polite to say 'Cos what I'm thinking is actually people

  7. says:

    Really wanted to like this I'm a big fan of The Correspondent's journalism and believe that basic income is an important idea whose time might have come It was certainly interesting to learn about the history and the few studies that have been undertaken Also fascinating to learn about the history and failings of GDP as a measureHowever the attempts to persuade seemed full of holes and contradictions One minute the auth

  8. says:

    I respond to utopian thinking the way any other moderately informed liberal does Well wouldn't that be nice oO But the I read of Bregman's book the my resistance melted away Why aren't we setting our sights higher than adding a dollar to the minimum wage and opposing Trump's wall? Hell you wanna address unemployment as a

  9. says:

    The modern creed – or worse the belief that there’s nothing left to believe in – makes us blind to the shortsightedness and injustice that still surround us every day To give a few examples Why have we been working harder and harder since the 1980s despite being richer than ever? Why are millions of people

  10. says:

    A reasonably good summary of the history of universal basic income and the drive to a shorter working week although if you've read a few long essays on those topics it's unlikely you'll learn much Unfortunately the book is spoiled by a few things Firstly while I get that it has a point of view that it's conveying one that I agree w