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The Cure for Poverty is Money

"Ideas can and do change the world," says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a 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.

Rutger Bregman is one of Europe's most prominent young thinkers. The 28-year-old historian and author has published four books on history, philosophy and economics. His book Utopia for Realists on universal basic income and other radical ideas has been translated into more than 20 languages.


This talk was presented at an official TED conference in 2017.