“Utopias offer no ready-made answers, let alone solutions. But they do ask the right questions”
Rutger Bregman is a historian and author, known for his advocacy of universal basic income, a fifteen hour work week and open borders. His books Humankind (2020) and Utopia for Realists (2017) were both New York Times Bestsellers, and have been translated in more than 40 languages. Rutger made headlines when he appeared at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and use the opportunity to call out the super-rich audience for tax avoidance.
Rutger is also well known for an incident in which he was invited on the staunchly conservative and highly popular Fox News talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight, and used the opportunity to accuse Tucker and the other Fox News anchors as being "millionaires paid by billionaires", a reference to the Murdochs and the Koch brothers, to scapegoat immigrants instead of discussing tax avoidance. Tucker became enraged, called him a "tiny-brained moron", and the interview was not aired by Fox.
“The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas” - The Guardian