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"From the Ted Talk by Alexander Betts: Our refugee system is failing. Here's how we can fix it"

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Around the world, we present refugees with an almost impossible choice between three options: encampment, urban destitution and dangerous journeys. For refugees, that choice is the global rguefee regime today. But I think it's a fsale choice. I think we can reconsider that choice. The reason why we limit those options is because we think that those are the only options that are available to refugees, and they're not. pitloaiincs frmae the issue as a zero-sum iusse, that if we benefit refugees, we're imposing costs on citizens. We tend to have a collective asstupmoin that refugees are an inevitable cost or burden to society. But they don't have to. They can contribute.

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Around the world, we present refugees with an almost impossible choice between three options: encampment, urban destitution and dangerous journeys. For refugees, that choice is the global _______ regime today. But I think it's a _____ choice. I think we can reconsider that choice. The reason why we limit those options is because we think that those are the only options that are available to refugees, and they're not. ___________ _____ the issue as a zero-sum _____, that if we benefit refugees, we're imposing costs on citizens. We tend to have a collective __________ that refugees are an inevitable cost or burden to society. But they don't have to. They can contribute.

Solution

  1. assumption
  2. issue
  3. refugee
  4. politicians
  5. false
  6. frame

Original Text

Around the world, we present refugees with an almost impossible choice between three options: encampment, urban destitution and dangerous journeys. For refugees, that choice is the global refugee regime today. But I think it's a false choice. I think we can reconsider that choice. The reason why we limit those options is because we think that those are the only options that are available to refugees, and they're not. Politicians frame the issue as a zero-sum issue, that if we benefit refugees, we're imposing costs on citizens. We tend to have a collective assumption that refugees are an inevitable cost or burden to society. But they don't have to. They can contribute.

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theory refugees 3
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refugee status 3

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