Sarah McGinnis writes about our Goenchi Mati Movement in the Sunday Herald Review today. She also explains the five points at the core of our movement:
- Minerals are owned by the people & the state is only a trustee on behalf of the people and future generations
- Minerals are inherited assets and we are merely custodians for future generations
- If we mine, we must ensure Zero Loss mining. In other words, we must get the full value of the mineral, otherwise we are cheating our children and future generations
- We must save everything we receive from mining in the Goenchi Mati Permanent Fund, otherwise the fund value will be lower than the minerals we inherited
- Any income from the Permanent Fund, after inflation, must be distributed only to the owners, the people. This is a right of ownership, a Citizen’s Dividend.