267. Children of Poverty: What are their Dreams?

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  1. John Roberts says:

    Interesting documentary.

    Together with other progressive reforms, a minimum income guarantee would help alleviate many of the problems plaguing not just the Philippines but our own societies as well. Persuading non-western governments to guarantee a minimum income, however, will be an uphill struggle until major countries of the West can be persuaded to do likewise and western publics come to regard a minimum income guarantee as a basic human right. This is because, as things stand, it is the West that dominates the non-West and non-western countries have, at best, only marginal influence and minimal ability to work outside the norms set by western institutions. Therefore I think emphasis should be placed on campaigns within western Europe and North America aimed at westerners persuading their governments of the urgent need to adopt the minimum income guarantee for their citizens.

    • Marlen Vargas Del Razo says:

      Hi John,

      I agree and also the consideration for the creation of new political parties/independent politics that can pose basic income as their main principle and proposal, this is in the works in Europe so, I will be following that development because that can surely be an example for the rest of the world. Thanks for sharing your perspective

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