Rutger Bregman:
Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash

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"Ideas can and do change the world," says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea's 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked — and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.

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Rutger Bregman is the author of "Utopia for Realists." Full bio
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