207. Living Income as a Citizen Engagement Facilitator
If Citizen Engagement practices have proven to be ineffective mostly due to the extent of inequality in societies, then we have to first focus on guaranteeing our access to basic human rights with the provision of money as a Living Income. After that, we can develop real democracy with equal rights and equal social responsibility
“At the Equal Life Foundation, we take the guaranteeing of human rights very seriously – in our view, they are not optional and they should not be seen as variables that are dependent on the grace of market forces that may or may not grant these rights at some points in time. Seeing that the conventional paradigm and available policies lack the capacity to ensure these rights, it became clear that it was necessary to step outside of this paradigm and dare to look for alternative measures that CAN guarantee human rights, yet won’t result in the crippling and destabilizing of the whole of the economy.”
Ask yourself the BIG question: why is it that everyone on Earth does not have Equal Human Rights? Why is it that Human Rights have become a commodity that can be bought with money?
Discussion based on Engaging Citizens: A Game Changer for Development? – Coursera and World Bank mooc
To Guarantee our Human Rights:
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