This book is a lightweight reading for those who are interested in the overall question on how to change capitalism to make it a liveable, more just and equal space for all on this globe. Specifically, the core of the reasoning is based on the "free money to everyone", the basic income, and the fifteen-hour workweek topics – the topics for Bregman got to be known by the wider public since years – and the topics which represent the most grounded parts of the book. It is a journey through course material in economics, social and development studies with a storytelling narration. The examples based on the classics are presented vividly, taking space from in-depth analysis, or thoroughly constructed insights. This reading is an introduction with an overview, that can be easily read commuting on a train, or on a weekend.
Julianna Faludi PhD is a sociologist and writer. She is interested in the relationship of technology, society and the arts, and ethical consumption. Her background is in economic sociology, development studies, and humanities. As a professor she has a track record in lecturing courses in Innovation, Branding, the Arts, Russia studies, and Sociology. Beforehand she worked with regional development in different roles. Julianna has experience in broadcasting, giving talks, and writing. She masters several languages, Russian, Italian, English, French and Hungarian.
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