Historian. Author of UTOPIA FOR REALISTS (2017) and HUMANKIND (2020).
Joined on 9 October, 2010
The deep tragedy of the Dutch corporate tax avoidance system: between 2012 and 2019 Google routed €128bn in royalty payments through NL, potentially costing the US over €30bn in tax revenue. What was the Dutch take from that? A pathetic €25 million!
He's the award-winning Dutch historian who shut down the bankers at Davos.
Here's my new interview with the brilliant Rutger Bregman - on what hope for a new world after the pandemic, human nature, the climate emergency, Biden and much more:
Really loved this conversation with @OwenJones84. We talked about.. eh.. a lot! I promise I'll untangle my headphones next time 🙃
Here a list of 6 books read in 2020 that most changed my priors
1-The WEIRDEST People on Earth- @JoHenrich
2-The Enigma of Reason- @hugoreasoning
5-This View of Life- @David_S_Wilson
6-Why We're Polarized- @ezraklein
Are we made to take care of each other? Or is it everyone for themselves? My exploration of human behavior in times of disaster is now live!
If you watch anything this Christmas, take 20 mins to see this. About the power of hope, and why it’s an act of defiance to assume the best in others.
Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman
⭐ The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller
⭐ A Guardian, Telegraph, and New Statesman Book of the Year
⭐ 'Hugely, highly and happily recommended' – Stephen Fry
⭐ 'The book we need right now' – Daily Telegraph
There were many important non-fiction books published this year but “Humankind” by @rcbregman, published by @BloomsburyBooks, has been voted by our booksellers Blackwells Non-Fiction Book of the Year. I guess you have convinced us! And brought us a bit of hope too :)
Wow the wonderful booksellers of Blackwell's have picked HUMANKIND as their non-fiction Book of the Year! 🥳🥳🥳
To knock fossil fuels out of the energy system, low-carbon technologies have to be cheap
Thankfully renewable costs are falling rapidly
This is the trend that makes me most optimistic about our ability to tackle climate change
@MaxCRoser's latest post:
Great news that lab-grown meat has been given approval in Singapore:
Lab-grown meat now needs to scale & get cheap.
It basically needs to do for food what solar is doing for energy.
Wow. Really overwhelmed with the response to my story about the real 'Lord of the Flies'. So so happy that this extraordinary tale is finally - after 50 years! - becoming famous. Here's a thread (with pictures!) on how I found the 'boys' three years ago /1
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