Gratis geld voor iedereen / druk 1

Gratis geld voor iedereen / druk 1

Author: Rutger Bregman

Publisher:

Published: 2014-09-17

Total Pages: 260

ISBN-13: 9789082256307

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Het probleem is niet dat we het niet goed hebben, het probleem is dat we niet weten hoe het beter kan. In deze tijd, met koopkracht als laatste ideaal, schetst historicus Rutger Bregman nieuwe vergezichten. Van een basisinkomen voor iedereen tot een werkweek van vijftien uur, van een wereld zonder grenzen tot een wereld zonder armoede - het is tijd voor de terugkeer van de utopie. 0Laat je meenemen op een reis door de geschiedenis en maak kennis met ideeën die tegen de tijdgeest ingaan, dwars door de oude scheidslijn van links en rechts heen. 'Gratis geld voor iedereen' is een overrompelend boek dat je wereldbeeld op zijn kop zet. Het is geschreven in de overtuiging dat de wereld niet wordt geregeerd door lobbyisten, zakenlui of politici zonder visie. De wereld wordt geregeerd door ideeën en de kracht van de verbeelding. Alles wat we nu beschaving noemen, is begonnen in de hoofden van wereldvreemde dromers. Zoals ook het einde van de slavernij en de democratie eens onmogelijk leken, zo kan ook in deze eeuw het utopische werkelijkheid worden. 0.


Utopia for Realists

Utopia for Realists

Author: Rutger Bregman

Publisher: Little, Brown

Published: 2017-03-14

Total Pages: 218

ISBN-13: 0316471909

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Universal basic income. A 15-hour workweek. Open borders. Does it sound too good to be true? One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today. "A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell." -- New York Times After working all day at jobs we often dislike, we buy things we don't need. Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian, reminds us it needn't be this way -- and in some places it isn't. Rutger Bregman's TED Talk about universal basic income seemed impossibly radical when he delivered it in 2014. A quarter of a million views later, the subject of that video is being seriously considered by leading economists and government leaders the world over. It's just one of the many utopian ideas that Bregman proves is possible today. Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, and beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he champions ideas whose time have come. Every progressive milestone of civilization -- from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy -- was once considered a utopian fantasy. Bregman's book, both challenging and bracing, demonstrates that new utopian ideas, like the elimination of poverty and the creation of the fifteen-hour workweek, can become a reality in our lifetime. Being unrealistic and unreasonable can in fact make the impossible inevitable, and it is the only way to build the ideal world.


Understanding Interaction: The Relationships Between People, Technology, Culture, and the Environment

Understanding Interaction: The Relationships Between People, Technology, Culture, and the Environment

Author: Bert Bongers

Publisher: CRC Press

Published: 2021-12-22

Total Pages: 292

ISBN-13: 1482228637

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Understanding Interaction explores the interaction between people and technology in the broader context of the relations between the human-made and the natural environments. It is not just about digital technologies – our computers, smartphones, the Internet – but all our technologies, such as mechanical, electrical, and electronic. Our ancestors started creating mechanical tools and shaping their environments millions of years ago, developing cultures and languages, which in turn influenced our evolution. Volume 1 looks into this deep history, starting from the tool-creating period (the longest and most influential on our physical and mental capacities) to the settlement period (agriculture, domestication, villages and cities, written language), the industrial period (science, engineering, reformation, and renaissance), and finally the communication period (mass media, digital technologies, and global networks). Volume 2 looks into humans in interaction – our physiology, anatomy, neurology, psychology, how we experience and influence the world, and how we (think we) think. From this transdisciplinary understanding, design approaches and frameworks are presented to potentially guide future developments and innovations. The aim of the book is to be a guide and inspiration for designers, artists, engineers, psychologists, media producers, social scientists, etc., and, as such, be useful for both novices and more experienced practitioners. Image Credit: Still of interactive video pattern created with a range of motion sensors in the Facets kaleidoscopic algorithm (based underwater footage of seaweed movement) by the author on 4 February 2010, for a lecture at Hyperbody at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, NL.


‘A Truly Golden Handbook’

‘A Truly Golden Handbook’

Author: Veerle Achten

Publisher: Leuven University Press

Published: 2016-09-26

Total Pages: 577

ISBN-13: 9462700796

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What would the ideal society of the future look like? In 1516, the eminent English humanist Thomas More tried his hand at imagining a perfect society on a distant island. His Utopia was published in the Flemish town of Leuven, home of a university that was established almost a century earlier. 500 years later, scholars of this university revisit More’s best-known work and reflect on the ideal society of the future, using the scientific insights of today, including perspectives which More could never have imagined. What will our cities look like a hundred years from now? How will stem cell research and 3D printing change the world? Will we be able to cure all diseases? Will we be traveling to other planets? Will computers take over? Or will humanity find a way to improve the quality of life for everyone and feed a growing world population? In ‘A Truly Golden Handbook’, more than fifty KU Leuven scholars share their science-based utopian dreams. From the creation of spare organs, artificial intelligence and the genetic future, to global governance, ecological sustainability and pathways to more equality, this visionary book offers a broad interdisciplinary look at the world of tomorrow. Contributors All contributions were written by academics of KU Leuven Conny Aerts, Ivo Aertsen, Marc Boogaerts, Geert Bouckaert, René Bouwen, Frederik Ceyssens, Stephan Claes, Katrijn Clémer, Sara Coemans, Goele Cornelissen, Marc Craps, Joep Crompvoets, Lieven De Cauter, Ortwin de Graef, Jan De Lepeleire, Dorien De Man, Bart De Moor, Koen Devriendt, Rudi D’Hooge, Thomas D’Hooghe, Philip Dutré, Jan Elen, Liesbet Geris, Gerard Govers, Styn Grieten, Karin Hannes, Ann Heylighen, Hilde Heynen, Rianne Janssen, Rudy Lauwereins, Koen Lemmens, Peter Lievens, Katlijn Malfliet, Jan Masschelein, Terrence Merrigan, Yves Moreau, Bart Muys, Marten Ovaere, Jan Rongé, Erik Schokkaert, Frans Schuit, Maarten Simons, Manuel Sintubin, Stéphane Symons, Rik Torfs, Chantal Van Audenhove, Kenneth Van den Bergh, André Van de Putte, Hilde Van Esch, Inge Vanfraechem, Ine Van Hoyweghen, Geertrui Van Overwalle, Peter Van Puyvelde, Arne van Stiphout, An Verburgh, Peter Vermeersch, Johan Wagemans, Lode Walgrave


Nederland in ideeën 2015: Dit wil je weten

Nederland in ideeën 2015: Dit wil je weten

Author: Dick Swaab

Publisher: Maven Publishing

Published: 2014-11-17

Total Pages: 280

ISBN-13: 949184542X

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Paulien Cornelisse stelde voor 'Dit wil je weten' één vraag aan 93 toonaangevende Nederlanders, namelijk: Welk inzicht uit je vakgebied kan anderen helpen in het dagelijks leven? Onder anderen Dick Swaab (Hoogleraar Neurobiologie), Laurentien van Oranje (Missing Chapter Foundation), Leo Kouwenhoven (Hoogleraar Natuurkunde), Wende Snijders (artiest) en Micha Wertheim (cabaretier) geven hier antwoord op. Zij en nog 88 andere toonaangevende wetenschappers, auteurs en kunstenaars geven hiermee het onmisbare advies dat iedereen kan toepassen in zijn eigen leven. Zo krijg je van Michiel Bicker Caarten (oprichter BNR Nieuwsradio) een stoomcursus omgaan met de media, zodat je voor altijd bent voorbereid op bezoek van een cameraploeg. Zenuwachtig voor een speech of optreden? Lavinia Meijer (harpiste) legt uit hoe je gefocust blijft en ieder optreden tot een goed einde brengt. Gerard 't Hooft (Nobelprijswinnaar voor de Natuurkunde) vertelt over de onverminderd geldige natuurwetten waaraan zelfs gelovigen niet ontkomen, Quirijn Bolle (Oprichter Marqt) schrijft over hoe we samen aan een duurzamere besteding van ons geld kunnen werken en Yvette van Boven (culinair schrijver) legt uit hoe je stress kan vermijden. Het resultaat is uniek: een verzameling inspirerende, controversiële en vermakelijke adviezen die je leven een stuk leuker maken.


imwe imba - the other room

imwe imba - the other room

Author: Munashe Wadzanai

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

Published: 2022-11-02

Total Pages: 534

ISBN-13: 3756857212

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Munashe is a bright adolescent girl living in Zimbabwe. She feels a pressure to leave Zimbabwe and to follow most of her peers to a university or to work in the West. However, she is not convinced that this is what she really wants. Via Thomas, an experienced European scientist and manager, initiating a technical Start-up Hub at her boarding school, Munashe comes in contact with Anne. Imwe imba - the other room - is a novel covering the last 2 high-school years of Munashe and Anne in letters between the young women as well as from Thomas to Simon, his now retired personal and business coach. Through the letters, Anne and Simon discover unknown and fascinating aspects of the (southern) African society. Especially, since Thomas includes stories from Nelson, Munashe's grandfather and small holder farmer. Based on the stories and hearing about Munashe's activities in more technical projects, Anne develops a critical attitude towards both the current Western school system and the effectiveness of traditional Western development or aid projects. On the other side, Munashe learns that Europe is not the land of milk and honey for everybody. Munashe and Anne, assisted by Thomas, review the so-called development work activities in emerging markets and propose a promising approach to economically uplift more rural areas. In part 2, the Start-up Hub activities are proven to be sustainable and Munashe asks "where do we want to go?" A design is made for a more ideal (global) society and the issues faced, implementing their ideas, are discussed. The letters in this novel cover a wide spectrum of topics: personal struggles and contemplations, educational and business practices, science and art, geopolitics and historical backgrounds, change management as well as social developments. Each letter is written in an accessible language and underlined with references to allow the reader to explore more. Most of all, "imwe imba" wants to create awareness. Awareness for the wonderful, "real" life in Africa. Awareness that Africa is prosperity. Awareness that our younger generation is perfectly able to initiate change. That a single person can initiate change. That complaining or being upset about various (unacceptable) global happenings or actions is not enough. That a further polarisation and blaming "the others" doesn't help. That we have to do things. That we should not fear change but embrace the changes that are needed to come to the necessary improvements.


Neoliberalism 2.0: Regulating and Financing Globalizing Markets

Neoliberalism 2.0: Regulating and Financing Globalizing Markets

Author: L. Nijs

Publisher: Springer

Published: 2016-01-26

Total Pages: 513

ISBN-13: 1137535563

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In today's increasingly globalized environment, many economic fundamentals need to be reconsidered in order to regain stability in the global marketplace. One such consideration is the failing dynamics of the international tax infrastructure. Neoliberalism 2.0 brings a 21st century assessment of the Pigovian taxes, considering a completely new calibration of the international tax systems, inspired by the historically developed Pigovian tax model. The book considers the impact neoliberalism had and will have on regulatory infrastructure, democracy in an era of globalization and reduced legitimation of the national state. The Pigovian model brings home the often forgotten relationship between taxation (as a part of the regulatory sphere), macro-economics, and the political-philosophical context in which law and economics emerge. The model also takes into account the phenomena of globalization and financialization and is tested using the financial sector as an example. This book addresses the many challenges a Pigovian shift would imply for the sovereign and its national economies. Neoliberalism 2.0 demonstrates the ability to design a paradigm-changing alternative to the current tax infrastructure, while taking into account a low economic growth environment of the future, the implications of globalization and the changing relationship between citizens and their state.


Empirical Research on an Unconditional Basic Income in Europe

Empirical Research on an Unconditional Basic Income in Europe

Author: Lei Delsen

Publisher: Springer Nature

Published: 2019-11-27

Total Pages: 233

ISBN-13: 3030300447

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The unconditional basic income (UBI) has attracted renewed attention in academia, as well as in public discussions in recent years, and much has been written on the possible consequences of a UBI. However, this is the first book focusing on the UBI in Europe that offers empirical research findings. It includes a survey on preferences for a UBI in the EU; an assessment of the political feasibility of a UBI in the EU; field studies in the Netherlands and Scotland; and the findings of laboratory experiments. Presenting contributions from Dutch and international researchers, this book provides scientific answers to the question of whether a UBI is desirable and feasible in Europe.