It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy hair, was locked in a dark closet in the…
Rutger BregmanLast year, Ben Blum published this article ('Lifespan of a lie') about the SPE. Zimbardo responded. But Le Texier's paper - published in the top psychology journal - is much, much more thorough. Zimbardo's been very silent about Le Texier's work.
Why a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 Per Month as Proposed by Andrew Yang Would Be the Most Progressive Policy in the History of the U.S.
Rutger BregmanThis is a really important article by @scottsantens about @AndrewYang's Freedom Dividend. Yes, there are better versions of UBI, *but*, 'there is no policy proposal by any 2020 Presidential Candidate more progressive.'
Based on 200,000 files, this new ICIJ investigation uncovers a sophisticated system that diverts tax revenue from poor nations back to the wealthy elite.
Rutger BregmanAfter Bono, Shakira and so many others, Bob Geldof joins the club of superrich, tax-avoiding do-gooders. What part of 'JUST PAY YOUR TAXES' don't these people understand?
Een nieuwe aflevering van De Rudi & Freddie Show! Dit keer met niemand minder dan microbioloog en NRC-columnist Rosanne Hertzberger. Punt van discussie: ons vertrouwen in de wetenschap. En nog veel meer.
Rutger Bregman, who The Guardian has called “the Dutch wunderkind of new ideas”, joins us this week to daydream a better future. Bregman won international fame by taking on everyone from Tucker Carlson to the wealthy elites at Davos on the topic of...
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