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The Best of 2020 with Rutger Bregman is out now. ⁠

Rutger one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers. This Dutch historian and author has published six books on history, philosophy, and economics.⁠

Rutger shot to fame on the back of his book “Utopia for realists: The Case for a Universal Basic Income, Open Borders, and a 15-hour Workweek” does what it says on the box.⁠

His latest book is “Humankind – A hopeful history”.⁠

The short version of his thesis is that deep down humans are pretty decent – and if you expect good things of people, they’ll do good things. If you expect bad things of people, they’ll do bad things.⁠

It’s an incredible read, very thoroughly researched, utterly enlightening and if you’re a fan of Gladwell, Pinker, Rosling or Harari – you’ll get a massive kick out of this book.⁠

In this currently volatile, toxic and fearful climate that we live in – there has never been a more important moment to remember that we as a species got where we got by cooperating with each other.⁠

I’ll let Rutger take you deeper down the path on that one, but let me tell you – I couldn’t be more happy, more proud and more grateful that now, this week, this moment is when we get to digest this conversation.⁠

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