Member since January 2008.


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

242. Running the Shop

The show follows different company bosses as they hand over the reins of their business to the workforce in an effort to turn around the company’s fortunes. What kind of human potential opens up when turning a business into a cooperative for three weeks? What obstacles do auth... —

241. Stealing Africa and the Wealth of the First World

What would be a solution to stop plundering resources from Africa and instead be able to benefit the people by the use and sales of resources existent in their nation? Who are responsible for Africa’s Poverty and how can we change Poverty into Powerty= Power To You? Stealing... —

240. Is Regenerative Capitalism an Oxymoron?

What can we learn from John Fullerton’s proposal on ‘Regenerative Capitalism’? What principles are missing in our world to make our system operate in a world that is best for all? [98] China: Economic Growth or Ecological Collapse? TruthOut’s Report: China’s Communist-... —

[97] Acting Local while Thinking Global

Does Localism propose a feasible way to transform the global capitalist system? Is decentralization of the economy a viable way to liberate ourselves in the system? Does Localism look at the structures of the system that must be changed at a political and economic level? Is th... —

239. Is Boycotting the Way to Save the World ?

Is blaming a single product for the destruction of our environment a clever move or should we question our consumer needs instead? Are corporations the only ones responsible for how their products are made? What can we do to actually sort out the unsustainable use of resources... —

238. Just Eat It: Why Do We Waste Food?

“We are trashing labor, energy, water and land for food that no one eats” “A LOT of dumping is just economics” “Littering is prohibited, but Food Littering is Condoned” 50% of the Food produced in the world is wasted, this only happens in wealthy societies – a paradox consider... —

[96] TTIP: a Transatlantic Corporate Power Grab

What is the TTIP? Is it a global corporate takeover? Why is the information about it being kept secret? Would corporations gain more power over our lives with it? Will corporations be able to sue governments? What’s the role of lobbyists in it? What can we do about it?  Is ... —

237. The Naked Brand: Fakeness is Obsolete

How can we stop fighting corporations and instead, use them to create a new organization and world order based on transparency, quality production, good job conditions and wages as well as using their own qualities as marketing tools? This and more is discussed in the Document... —

236. #TheBriefcase: Where’s the Win-Win?

What False Dilemma is created in the show ‘The Briefcase’? Why do people must choose between ‘sharing’ or ‘benefitting their families’? What kind of flaws in the system are unquestioned in this emotional depiction of poverty? What can we take from this reality show and so use ... —

[95] Basic Income: The Story So Far

What evidence do we have thus far that Basic Income is a solution to economic inequality and poverty? What are the economic trends leading to the necessity of implementing Basic Income programs around the world? Why is providing a Basic Income a social investment instead of an... —

235. Kill the Messenger: No More

Why should we all become Gary Webb? Why is it that uncovering ‘big truths’ and exposing corruption at the highest levels of power a threat to one’s life instead of an honorary virtue of integrity? How is it that scandals are used to distract people’s awareness from matters of ... —

234. California’s Drought and #Hollywater Awareness

Solutions must be brought forth to increase the water supply in California, but in the meantime, where is our attention diverted to? What kind of technology is being squandered instead of focusing on ensuring each human being – all around the world – has access to this vital l... —

[94] The Moral Imperative

Can we really say that those in society with the least education, the most dysfunctional upbringings and relationships and whose behavior, personality designs and thought processes are most aligned to the culture of crime and survival - are the ones who have a Moral imperative... —

233. The Salt of the Earth: from Decay to Regeneration

How can someone’s work and life be a process of transformation from witnessing decay and destruction to deciding to put one’s grain of sand to create solutions that seem small, but have great impact at large? Discussing the inspiring life and work of Sebastião Salgado featured... —

232. #YuanNewWorldTradeCurrency : A Real Change of Powers?

“China has sought to have the yuan reflect its new status as the world’s biggest trading nation and second-largest economy. Acceptance as one of five currencies included in the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights would accelerate its acceptance as a bona fide reserve currency.” How r... —

[93] Would a Living Income bring a Revolution in Education?

What is the purpose of the current educational system and how does it impact on the development of children? Why should empowering education be considered as a basic human right? How is the structure of the current education system disempowering the youth? How will changing th... —

427. Walking through the Fear of Making a Decision

“OBSERVE yourself in that moment ob-SERVE, serve yourself with some awareness through observation, in the moment MOVE yourself to ask “why am I allowing the mind to be more than me/a decision to change here?” and then do a forgiveness / breathing to stand and not accept/allow ... —

231. Farmers’ Suicides and BT Cotton: What are the Solutions?

“An estimated 290,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide in 20 years. Small farms used to be India’s economic backbone, but now owners struggle to make even a meager profit and drown in debt. Many blame GMO cotton for the failing farms, having cornered the market and replac... —

230. Who are the Authors of this World System?

Identifying the authorities we have placed ‘above us’ enables us to recognize where we have abdicated our power away to design a system that works for all – how can we become the authors of this world and dismantle the hierarchical structures that exist within and without us? ... —

[92] Basic Income Canada

Why is a basic income necessary? Why should the living wage movement care about the basic income movement? What is the cost of a basic income? How can people join the movement for Basic Income in Canada? This and more will be discussed with Jon Sanderson from Canada in our liv... —

229. Inheritance Taxes and #DeathAfterMath

Why are taxes imposed  to ‘gifts’ endowed as a patrimony left by relatives/significant ones meant to be assistive after they die? ‘Gone without a trace’ should not be a criminal pun, but a self-responsible planning  skills for and by the living ones that wish to support their ... —

[91] Basic Income and Women's Rights

How can Basic Income be a game changer for the empowerment of women? What kinds of abusive situations can women stand up from upon having the right to a guaranteed living income? What kinds of potentials can be unleashed when both men and women are equally empowered to be fina... —

228. E-Waste Trafficking: a 21st Century Crisis

The wonders of technology also come with a hideous after effect: tons of  e-waste and a multi-billion dollar mafia that is emerging where government and recycling plants strike juicy deals while impoverished people make some cents a day by separating toxic waste. How can a Liv... —

227. Behind the Scenes of #CatPunching

Would a person that is supported at home to develop themselves to their utmost potential and have financial security for a lifetime grow up to be an abuser? What is behind ‘catpunching’ and how can we prevent this kind of hideous abuse toward life that trickles down from a non... —

[90] Homeschooling: Learning by Living

Does the education system nurture and promote the kind of growth we want for our children? Most schools don't. It may seem like parents have no choice but to send their kids to bad schools, but maybe there's another way available right now. What are the alternatives to the pub... —

[89] Revolutionizing Social Reintegration

United States’ prison system contains roughly a quarter of the world's incarcerated population. Every year around 650,000 people are released from prisons and jails and more than 2/3 of those will be arrested again within 3 years. Why should you care about what happens to tho... —

226. The End of Bank Secrecy in Switzerland

The US managed to break in the sacrosanct banking secrecy in Switzerland and even though it has affected the country’s wealth and stability, people are demanding honesty and a new national pride: the provision of a Basic Income and sovereign money. Is this enough to solve the ... —

Desteni Movie Night: Still Alice

When Alice is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease everything changes and she starts a process of "losing" her Self as who she knew to be thus far... In this hangout we discuss our relationship to memory, to the past, to society and with ourselves.  - Who are we def... —

225. #MayDay: Basic Income Day

May first is Basic Income Day, an economic solution to most of our pressing problems that is gaining momentum day by day. Let’s spread the word to the world: poverty, social injustice, inequality and discrimination can be effectively solved with providing a Basic Income for Al... —

224. Regenerative Capitalism: Stewardship in the Anthropocene

We have a unique opportunity to leave a legacy in this world: do we want to continue extracting and dumping or do we want to create an economic system that integrates the principle of Regenerating life on Earth and genuinely thrive? The choice is ours, here are the solutions ... —