Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There [Audiobook]

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There [Audiobook]
Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There [Audiobook] by Rutger Bregman, read by Peter Noble
2017 | MP3@80 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 33 mins | 224.62MB

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling Dutch historian, explains that it needn't be this way.

Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilization – from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy – was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a 15-hour work week can become reality in our lifetime.

This guide to a revolutionary yet achievable utopia is supported by multiple studies, lively anecdotes and numerous success stories. 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, beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come.

Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism [Audiobook]

Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism [Audiobook]
Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism [Audiobook] by Mark R Levin, read by Jeremy Lowell, Mark R Levin
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 8 mins | 168.57MB

From New York Times best-selling author and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a searing plea for a return to America's most sacred values.

In Rediscovering Americanism, Mark R. Levin revisits the founders' warnings about the perils of overreach by the federal government and concludes that the men who created our country would be outraged and disappointed to see where we've ended up.

Levin returns to the impassioned question he's explored in each of his best-selling books: How do we save our exceptional country? Because our values are in such a precarious state, he argues that a restoration to the essential truths on which our country was founded has never been more urgent. Understanding these principles, in Levin's words, can "serve as the antidote to tyrannical regimes and governments". Rediscovering Americanism is not an exercise in nostalgia but an appeal to his fellow citizens to reverse course.

This essential book brings Levin's celebrated, sophisticated analysis to the troubling question of America's future and reminds us what we must restore for the sake of our children and our children's children.

The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic [Audiobook]

The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic [Audiobook]
The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic [Audiobook] by Ganesh Sitaraman, read by MacLeod Andrews
2017 | MP3@32 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 24 mins | 170.76MB

In this original, provocative contribution to the debate over economic inequality, Ganesh Sitaraman argues that a strong and sizable middle class is a prerequisite for America's constitutional system.

For most of Western history, Sitaraman argues, constitutional thinkers assumed economic inequality was inevitable and inescapable - and they designed governments to prevent class divisions from spilling over into class warfare. The American Constitution is different. Compared to Europe and the ancient world, America was a society of almost unprecedented economic equality, and the founding generation saw this equality as essential for the preservation of America's republic. Over the next two centuries, generations of Americans fought to sustain the economic preconditions for our constitutional system. But today, with economic and political inequality on the rise, Sitaraman says Americans face a choice: Will we accept rising economic inequality and risk oligarchy, or will we rebuild the middle class and reclaim our republic?

The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution is a tour de force of history, philosophy, law, and politics. It makes a compelling case that inequality is more than just a moral or economic problem; it threatens the very core of our constitutional system.

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