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I share my realizations and perspectives within learning how to live life in self-honesty to expand and grow as a person in this world. #IMatter

Marlen Vargas Del Razo

265. The Micro Debt: The Nefarious Business on Poverty

How can Credit be a Human Right if it always leads to Debt? What is behind the Microfinancing services that Hillary Clinton lauded 30 years ago? What are the consequences of what 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureates Grameen Bank and Mr. Muhammad Yunus have caused around the globe?... —

264. Basic Income for Peace and Meaningful Living

Two great ideas on how to fund a Basic Income in the US and revive the economy by creating Win-Win solutions that include the eradication of forced repetitive labor and stopping all misdirection of people’s money to fund wars and expensive military settlements around the world... —

[103] Citizen Pay: The Road Ahead for the Norwegian Welfare State

Why is Norway - one of the wealthiest nations in the world - already discussing how to implement a Basic Income? What are the current changes in the Norwegian economy that point out the need for a Basic Income? How will it be funded? What kind of impacts will it have on the cu... —

263. Living on One Dollar: Is Microcredit the Solution?

Is giving access to microfinance loans to poor people a permanent and sustainable solution for poverty in this world? Why aren’t basic needs a given right in the system? Why the need to resort to debt? Discussing the solutions stemming from the Documentary “Living on One Dolla... —

262. Coming Crisis? Living Income to Ease the Pains

Instead of fearing to hit rock bottom in a potential crisis, why don’t we instead buffer the fall with providing a Living Income? Our system requires many reforms, let’s ease the transition ensuring no one is left without their right to live in dignity throughout it.   SHEMIT... —

261. The Backlash of Not Giving a Living Income Guaranteed

We create a vicious cycle of consequences when Not providing to every human being the right to live in dignity. It is time to see the root of the problem and act collectively to implement the immediate solutions for it.   Thousands have died after being found fit for work, DW... —

260. “Is Basic Income a Pacifier for the Masses?”

Giving a perspective to the constructive criticism upon Basic Income as well as sharing an invitation to recognize what entitling an equal right to a Basic Income entails within the context of Social Responsibility to continue the path toward further systemic changes and refor... —

259.  Living Politics and Living Income Guaranteed

How can we simplify Politics to a level that any person – regardless of their education – can understand? Wise words from S’bu Zikode confirm what we stand for: talking about living human rights as a step to prioritize the provision of a Living Income as an Equal Human Right. ... —

[102] Basic Income Women Action Group

Why is it important for women to unite and become part of the movement to guarantee a basic income? How would women benefit from joining this political and social effort? Join us in our conversation with Liane Gale and Ann Withorn from NABIG presenting the Basic Income Women ... —

258. Do Our Identities Divide Us?

Why do we give more emphasis to our differences and fighting to recognize them instead of focusing on what unites us all,  our common ground? What kind of world problems would be solved if we learned to identify ourselves as living breathing beings, and not by the social const... —

257. Why Poor People’s Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense

How can we expect those that we have deprived from their right to live in dignity to have the most sanity and be in perfectly fine shape and condition to make effective choices in their lives, if such choices are not even available for them? What is our social responsibility t... —

256. How to Create Good Karma and Be a Hero

How to stop venerating a human nature of ‘infinite wants’ and instead learn to look up to and honor those that are willing to create the most benefit to themselves and others as well? How can we turn the tide of our current cultural and economic values and in doing so change t... —

245. What is Missed in the Sharing Economy?

A new set of values is emerging to start seeing the benefits and good consequences for all that sharing brings, but how about redirecting the discussion to a more primordial and indispensable form of sharing that tends to be overlooked when discussing this new economic model? ... —

254. Who Grows Your Food?

Our Consumer Responsibility begins by getting to know the lives of the people that produce the things that we comfortably only pay for at the supermarket. It’s our Moral Imperative to ensure we change the arduous lives of those that make our fast paced lives possible and so en... —

253. The Voice of the People vs Overpowering Institutions

More and more people are waking up around the world to realize the power we have to vote on issues that affect our lives, but what happens when there are still ‘overpowering’ institutions in an inherently flawed system that prevents any actual implementation of laws and govern... —

252. Blood, Sweat and Luxuries: The Hidden Side of Consumerism

It is essential to witness first hand – or through Reality TV – how the products that we consume every day are made in order to understand the changes that must be made in the system in order to stop the abusive slave labor, resource scavenging and mindless consumerism that is... —

251. Dan Price’s Priceless Lesson

What happens when one man in one company decides to raise minimum wage as a first step to create a solution to income inequality within the current status quo? How could it become a successful improvement? How can we learn from this ‘mistake’ considering current human nature? ... —

250. Sweatshop: Deadly Cheap Fashion

Become Aware of What We Wear: Reality TV educates on the hardship that garment workers survive through as three youngsters from Norway place themselves in the shoes of others living with 3 dollars a day, barely making enough to eat every day, doing monotonous jobs while workin... —

249. Immigration: A Consequence of First World’s Ambition

How many more have to die, be abused and risk their lives in an attempt to have a better life abroad for all of us to realize immigration as a consequence of a deeper problem that must be solved as our moral responsibility to those that we’ve weakened and disempowered in order... —

248. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Biggest Terrrorist Attack in History

No Bomb can EVER be justified yet 70 years later, war has become the ‘new normal’ between countries and a vulgar display of power. Why aren’t any war offensives considered as terrorist attacks? Why are we still accepting war as a ‘necessary evil’ to paradoxically create ‘world... —

428. How to Stop the Despair about the World?

There are times when what one is doing toward any form of change doesn’t seem to be enough at all, in fact it can even be perceived as counterproductive or judged by others as useless or harmful. I’ve faced patterns of general ‘alienation’ in relation to seeing a genuine way i... —

247. Mugabe and the White African: All Lives Matter

Discussing the Documentary that presents the story of colonization, racism and a plight for human rights that gets to be settled in an international court, but how can we instead learn to see and consider the two sides of the coin instead of being left with a black and white p... —

[101] LIG News Roundup: Designing a New Capitalism

Join us for a review of some of the most noteworthy news and developments around basic income. We'll be discussing diverse, emerging solutions driven by a common aim of creating a system that addresses immediate needs as well as systemic inequality. Watch the live discussion w... —

246. Animal Kingdom Enslavement Ends with a Living Income Guaranteed

The reasons behind animal abuse and exploitation are in front of our eyes. We can choose to stop ignoring them and instead, start discussing practical solutions to prevent ongoing suffering and exploitation of those that cannot speak or protest to defend themselves from our hu... —

Desteni Movie Night Hangout - Soylent Green

This hangout goes into a number of discussions that branch out of consideration from within the movie Soylent Green.  Unique insight and perspectives will be shared that are not so common from your regular movie reviews. You definitely want to tune in and check out some fascin... —

245. The Overnigthters: Seekers of the American Dream

The raw reality of chasing the American dream in North Dakota is depicted in a microcosm shared in the documentary ‘The Overnighters’: what happens when one single man tries to mend the consequences of a system that isn’t supporting everyone to live in dignity? Let’s discuss a... —

244. Hot Girls Wanted: What Drives Amateur Porn

Discussing the Documentary ‘Hot Girls Wanted’ and the role that Money plays as a driving force for this lucrative business that denigrates sexuality and women’s expression, reducing them to disposable sex objects. What changes in principles and values do we require to solve th... —

243. Cartel Land: When Will the Drug Problem Stop?

Discussing a great documentary that exposes the Drug Cartel problem in México and places the question: will the drug problem ever end? What kind of documentary would be needed to link the dots to map out the drug problem? And what do we need to do as a society to be part of th... —

[100] Living Income: The Road So Far & The Road Ahead

In our 100th hangout edition, we look back at our LIG movement: why we started this, what we've learned thus far and what drives us to continue driving solutions at an economic, political and social level. Join Maite and Leila Zamora Moreno and Marlen Vargas Del Razo – the hos... —

[99] Equal Life Foundation: Our Moral Imperatives

What is Equal Life Foundation? What is the vision of ELF? What is the road that has been travelled so far? What are some of the future projects that ELF will undertake? What are the principles of ELF's Bill of Rights? Join us in our conversation with Cerise Poolman from South ... —