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Daily Thoughts 05/13/2017
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.
I read some more of Utopia for Realists this morning. I am reading about how opening borders would increase wealth. I also read about how machines will inceasingly replace peoples jobs.
I watched the movie Snowden today on dvd. I find some of the story to not be believable. I also watched the film, The Arrival last night which I thought was fantastic. There were pieces of it that were very subtle and well thought out.
This afternoon, I finished reading Utopia for Realists How We Can Build The Ideal World by Rutger Bregman. It is a challenge to the left to create a new platform for change focused on on poverty elimination, a guaranteed basic income, a shortened work week with solutions to the race against the machine, and a utopian belief in open borders. The book had a lot of ideas written into a coherent political platform for change. It was a mix of realism and impractical political idealism which will interest many people. Rutger Bregman is Dutch so his viewpoint is different than the American left.. He is a proponent for basic income in Europe.
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