The true “extremists” in American politics are those who insist that our economic system is working just fine.
Rutger BregmanSo the Fed released a new report:
- Top 1 % have gotten $21 trillion richer since 1989.
- The bottom 50% have gotten $900 billion poorer.
The real extremists are those who say American capitalism is working just fine.
nymag.com/intelligencer/… (h/t @MattBruenig)
Policy makers have embraced financial education as a necessary antidote to the increasing complexity of consumers’ financial decisions over the last generation.
Rutger Bregman3. In my book UTOPIA FOR REALISTS I refer to this huge analysis of 201 studies on the effectiveness of money-management training, which came to the conclusion that it has almost no effect at all.
His libraries didn’t really make up for his brutal factories.
Rutger BregmanFantastic podcast by @dylanmatt and his team about the history of the first Gilded Age. Andrew Carnegie was the Jeff Bezos of his day - building libraries while brutally exploiting his workers.
We're now in a second Gilded Age.
Behavioural interventions aimed at curbing carbon emissions are inexpensive and easy to implement but can offer the false promise of a quick fix. Across six experiments, the authors show that exposure to a green energy nudge diminishes support for...
The long read: Social democratic parties have been losing ground for more than two decades – but pandering to rightwing anxieties about immigration is not the solution
Rutger Bregman> Most populist radical-right voters are *not* working class
--> The majority of the working class does *not* support the populist radical right.
--> If social democracy is to survive, we need to return to its core values
Brilliant essay by @CasMudde
In de afgelopen dertig jaar heeft de mensheid meer broeikasgassen uitgestoten dan in de 250 jaar ervoor. We hebben nog één generatie om het tij te keren. Waarom hebben we het nog over iets anders? (Je kunt dit verhaal lezen of luisteren.)
Rutger BregmanKlimaatverandering is het grote verhaal van onze tijd, dat alles zou moeten domineren
Australia feels the brunt of climate change. Now, as elections approach, its politicians are trying to figure out how to manage the anxiety of voters.
Rutger BregmanYet another country where ideas once considered too 'radical' are now mainstream. 'More than 60 percent of voters identified climate change as the top “critical threat” facing Australia over the next 10 years.'
The Democrats are rapidly becoming the party of the young—and the consequences could be profound.
Rutger Bregman@aoc is often described as 'radical', but her views are close to the median for her generation.
- 10 years from now, Gen Z and Millennials will make up a majority of the American voting-age population.
- 'Radical' is the future.
Over twee weken is het zover: de Europese Parlementsverkiezingen. Een goed moment om eens de cijfers in te duiken: hoe pro-Europees zijn Nederlanders eigenlijk? En waarom leven die verkiezingen nog zo weinig?
Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a form of social security that guarantees a certain amount of money to every citizen within a given governed population, without having to pass a test or fulfill a work requirement. Every Universal Basic Income...