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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

271. Monetary Reform + Basic Income = World Change

If we only focus on advocating the provision of a basic income, but ignore how Money comes to creation: we only get halfway the road to actual economic change. A fusion of monetary reform and basic income is a more democratic way to create a solid foundation to guarantee our h... —

270. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Get Past The Fear

What is the one point that one has to transcend when looking at creating solutions for peace and prosperity in this world? What is preventing us from finding a way through the most complex conflicts, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? What needs to be recognized and how... —

269. Burning Man: The New Riches Utopia?

Is having a one week party in the desert where everything is ‘shared’ and ultimately burnt to ashes, doing anything you’d like and calling it ‘radical expression’ a genuine way to live and portray ‘freedom’? What happens when the richest ones decide to be part of this ‘utopia’... —

268. Refugee Crisis: the Outflow of a Conflict of Interests

Why is more money spent on controlling borders, treating human beings as criminals and denying to support others unconditionally, instead of looking at the reasons why this conflict started, assuming responsibility for the damage done and assisting others to get back on track,... —

[104] Parenting and a Living Income Guaranteed

How does the lack of parental economic support affect our societies? How would Parenting change in a society where our basic needs are guaranteed as a Human Right? What effects will securing the livelihood of mothers and fathers bring to our society at large? What needs to cha... —

267. Children of Poverty: What are their Dreams?

What kind of potential is being wasted when children are stunted by poverty? What would the dreams of children living in a supportive environment and a guaranteed living income be like? What are the current dreams of those living in Slums in the Philippines? What can we do to ... —

266. What Would Happen If All Money Was Gone Overnight?

What would happen if some hacker decided to erase all banking data and all money trace in the world overnight? Sounds similar to the end of the series Mr. Robot, but it is also part of the creative writing activities that enables us to envision a world that can function with a... —

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... —