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Creative Activism: Pop Culture Meets Politics

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Art has the ability to connect with the deepest essence of our beings – and we welcome the connection. We open ourselves to art, music and photography, which causes us to think and create change in order to become the true directors of our lives and the world. There’s a new breed of arts and media emerging in the world and it’s here to get you out of Apathy and into Social Awareness with the intention of world change. Today we’ll be discussing this and more with Eleanor Goldfield in our live hangout. You can leave comments or questions for her in the comment section

Hosted by Marlen Vargas Del Razo

Eleanor’s Contact and Pages:

http://www.artkillingapathy.com
http://www.rooftoprevolutionaries.com
http://www.facebook.com/actoutonoccupy

https://twitter.com/rooftopeleanor/

https://twitter.com/rooftoprev

https://twitter.com/artkillsapathy

https://twitter.com/actoutonoccupy

Living Income Guaranteed Proposal http://livingincome.me/wiki/The_Livin…

Living Income Guaranteed by Equal Life Foundation: http://livingincome.me/

WordPress: http://livingincomeguaranteed.wordpre…

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BasicIncomeG…

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LivingIn…

Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/3/b/1067437…

Twitter http://twitter.com/livingincome

Equal Life Foundation: http://equallife.org

Equal Life Foundation – Bill of Rights: https://equallifefoundation.wordpress…

Presenting the Fundamental Human Rights by Equal Life Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT8Sf…

WordPress: http://equallifefoundation.wordpress….

Twitter http://twitter.com/equallifefndn

Equal Life Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/EqualLifeFou…

Economist’s Journey To Life http://economistjourneytolife.blogspo…

Discuss at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/capita…

http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… EN
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… ES
https://livingincomeguaranteed.files…. SL
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… CR
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… NL

Environmental Sustainability

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Why is the Environment not an integral part of economic considerations? What consequences have we created from our lack of consideration? What countermeasures are in place and are they effective? Join us with comments and questions with our guest Garbrielle Goodrow

Hosted by Marlen Vargas Del Razo

Educate yourself:

PROPAGANDA | FULL ENGLISH VERSION (2012)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NMr2V…

The Century of the Self
http://player.vimeo.com/video/61857758

the light bulb conspiracy | planned obsolescence – YouTube http://bit.ly/1rvCLfO

Vanishing of the Bees (Official Trailer) – YouTube http://bit.ly/1rvCOsb

No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009) – IMDb http://imdb.to/1rtM0fo

Documentary on Canning: Redemption (2013) – IMDb http://imdb.to/1rvCYjl

What is the Living Income Guaranteed? http://wp.me/P42l71-65

Living Income Guaranteed by Equal Life Foundation: http://livingincome.me/

WordPress: http://livingincomeguaranteed.wordpre…

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BasicIncomeG…

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LivingIn…

Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/3/b/1067437…

Twitter http://twitter.com/livingincome

Equal Life Foundation: http://equallife.org

Presenting the Fundamental Human Rights by Equal Life Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT8Sf…

WordPress: http://equallifefoundation.wordpress….

Twitter http://twitter.com/equallifefndn

Equal Life Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/EqualLifeFou…

Economist’s Journey To Life http://economistjourneytolife.blogspo…

Discuss at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/capita…

http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… EN
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… ES
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… SL
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… CR
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… NL

Garbrielle’s contact:
https://www.facebook.com/garbrielle.g…
https://twitter.com/Goodrow17

The Age of Online Activism

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Through the tools of the internet and social media, online / digital activism has emerged as an alternative way for people to share their critical views on society, economics and politics. Does online activism support democracy and accountability or is it merely a way to give people a sense of engagement without effecting real change and solutions? Our guest: Hilda Rac

You’re welcome to Participate with Questions and Comments on this video too!

Hosted by: Marlen Vargas Del Razo

Article: Great for the Tea Party, bad for the people: How the 1 percent conquered Internet activism
http://www.salon.com/2014/08/03/great…

Video: Three common misunderstandings of e-campaigning: Activism vs Slactivism Debate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poNMv…

What is the Living Income Guaranteed?

Living Income Guaranteed by Equal Life Foundation: http://livingincome.me/

WordPress: http://livingincomeguaranteed.wordpre…

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BasicIncomeG…

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LivingIn…

Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/3/b/1067437…

Twitter http://twitter.com/livingincome

Equal Life Foundation: http://equallife.org

Presenting the Fundamental Human Rights by Equal Life Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT8Sf…

WordPress: http://equallifefoundation.wordpress….

Twitter http://twitter.com/equallifefndn

Equal Life Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/EqualLifeFou…

Economist’s Journey To Life http://economistjourneytolife.blogspo…

Discuss at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/capita…

http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… EN
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… ES
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… SL
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… CR
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… NL

The Psychology and Economics of Advertising

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Transmitido en vivo el 13/07/2014

How does Advertising affect our Economy and Society? Advertising is the way it is because it works — a good advert will mean increased sales for the business. What are the methods used in advertising? Little is known of the effects of changing peoples’ attitudes or how far these effects reach in our daily lives. What are the effects of advertising on our economy — the effects that no one talks about? How could advertising be changed to benefit the economy and our society? Wouldn’t it be better for every person if psychology was used to help us understand ourselves better, instead of exploiting our lack of understanding for monetary gain? Join us to discuss these topics in today’s Live Hangout with Maite Zamora Moreno and Cerise Poolman  

Hosted by Marlen Vargas Del Razo

For Context on John Kenneth Galbraith’s Dependence Effect:
Galbraith’s Dependence Effect and Living Income Guaranteed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtsPl…

Further information/self-education

http://livingincomeguaranteed.wordpre…

http://livingincomeguaranteed.wordpre…

The Century Of The Self 1 of 4 Happiness Machines
http://vimeo.com/85948693

the light bulb conspiracy | planned obsolescence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfbbF…

The Codes Of Gender (2009)
http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/t…

Human Resources: Social Engineering In The 20th Century (Full Length Documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp1hi…

Neuromarketing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuromar…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer…

On Anna’s question on the USSR and lack of advertisement:
[28] Ownership Sharing: Capitalism and the Fear of Collectivism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGMqF…

What is the Living Income Guaranteed? http://wp.me/P42l71-65

Living Income Guaranteed by Equal Life Foundation: http://livingincome.me/

WordPress: http://livingincomeguaranteed.wordpre…

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BasicIncomeG…

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/livingincome

Twitter http://twitter.com/livingincome

Watch our Live Google Hangouts: http://www.youtube.com/livingincome

Equal Life Foundation: http://equallife.org

Presenting the Fundamental Human Rights by Equal Life Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT8Sf…

WordPress: http://equallifefoundation.wordpress….

Twitter http://twitter.com/equallifefndn

Economist’s Journey To Life http://economistjourneytolife.blogspo…

Discuss at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/capita…

The Living Income Proposals – Other Languages Available:
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… EN
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… ES
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… SL
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… CR
http://livingincomeguaranteed.files.w… NL

Maite Zamora’s contact:
http://economistjourneytolife.blogspo…
https://www.facebook.com/maitemzm

Cerise Poolman’s contact:

http://activistsjourneytolife.blogspo…
https://www.facebook.com/cerisepoolman

Labor in the U.S. and Living Income Guaranteed

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Talking about the ongoing situation within the US as unemployment benefits and wages fail to provide a dignified living to everyone, what’s our role as society within this? Join us in our discussion with Kelly Posey from the US to share her perspective and personal experience on the matter.

Also Read: http://economistjourneytolife.blogspot.mx/2013/12/day-257-living-income-practicality.html

(I will leave the information of the website <<Economist Journey to Life>> here so that you can make a direct reference with what has been shared on the Google Hangout on LIG)

Q: Will LIG result in the replacement of jobs by machines?

A: The foundation of LIG is to provide the necessary access to the living necessities as a human right, therefore if jobs are replaced by machines as an on-going trend, people will receive the LIG as a means to have their living needs covered. Therefore we don’t directly endorse the idea of replacing human labor with machines as that is at this stage decided by each corporation’s capacity to implement it in their business. However, also to consider that with LIG, due to financial security, many will feel more confident to start new business ventures, which will again create more jobs.

Q: How do we prevent those receiving LIG from being exploited by greed? For instance: Everyone working is receiving at least double the Living Income. What is to stop the price of goods from moving up so that it’s not feasible for people on LIG to afford goods?

A: There will still be short-term fluctuations in the prices of various goods. However, when the prices of the commodities that represent living necessities follow an upward trend to such an extent the Living Income becomes inadequate – the Living Income amount will be increased. If the Living Income goes up, it means the minimum wage – which is defined as double the Living Income – will proportionally increase as well – thus increasing costs for firms. In the long-run it is therefore in firms’ best interest to expand operations in order to meet the increased demand rather than increasing prices. The period where inflation due to an increase in demand is most likely to occur is after the implementation of LIG. It is key, therefore, to ensure that the implementation is done in a transparent way, so that any increase in demand is not unexpected, but firms are prepared for the change and have defined strategies to expand their output.


Q: How will people be motivated to work and perform well under LIG?

A: The classical notion that money is what motivates people to perform well – where the more one earns, the better one performs, has been disproven – for perspective, watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc.
By setting the minimum wage at double the Living Income, every worker is recognized as a vital part of the company, which creates loyalty and a commitment to the goals of the company. It has been shown that when employees receive more than a subsistence income, a firm incurs less turnover costs as well as less costs relating to monitoring the employees. That being said, the relationship between employer and employee is likely to change as LIG increases the bargaining power of employees significantly; no-one will ‘need’ to work anymore. Currently – the threat to lose one’s job is often enough to compromise oneself within one’s job by accepting inferior labor conditions – because one knows that there are always others who will do any job just in order to survive – and thus one is replaceable. With LIG – working is no longer a matter of survival and employers will require to put in the effort to make jobs attractive by creating optimal labor conditions and treating every employee as an individual and not merely as a cog in a machine. The above-referenced video includes several examples of how appealing to employees’ sense of purpose creates far more effective motivation than the threat to lose one’s job.

Q: One point that came up for me is that with the Erasmus program in Europe many students travel to other countries for one year. The student is integrated into the local university system and learns about the culture and the language. In general students’ mobility is highly supported by the EU. If there is a country that offers LIG at lower age than most other countries, then that country might see an influx of immigrating youth – would this play a role?

A: Being a student in a country doesn’t make one a citizen, and so, one is not entitled to a Living Income. Countries can specify whether permanent residents would receive LIG, as well as citizens – this could also go in stages, where initially only citizens can claim a Living Income and later, as more countries implement LIG, permanent and perhaps even temporary residents can receive LIG as the inflow of immigrants will not be as intense at that stage.