S2 E13 | The Freedom Contract – Part 2 on Poverty


S2 E13 The Freedom Contract – Part 2 on Poverty

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the virtues of self-rule and debate the state of our republic. Welcome to the Citizens Prerogative Podcast.

Discussion topics in this episode:

  • Knowing what we know and being as capable as we are, providing an equal footing and a set of real opportunities is a moral imperative.
  • We moved off the farm and stopped providing for ourselves in order to build the concrete jungle that enriches the rich. Healthcare and a lifeline to stem hunger and homelessness seem like a fair trade.
  • We need to move towards fair and well-regulated markets to manage the efficient and effective distribution of capital for the betterment of society.


  • Michael V. Piscitelli
  • Raymond Wong Jr.

More info

  • The planks of the Freedom Contract Platform, “In Pursuit of Happiness” (our draft working name for it). The three parts of this series align to the following:
    • Part 1: Freedom from oppression including equal justice for all, digital ownership rights, state surveillance, and other violence.
    • Part 2: Freedom from poverty including a donut-style economic model with a floor to stand on and a ceiling that protects the earth from greed and excess.
    • Part 3: Freedom from ignorance including the development of skills for lifelong learning and adaptability, to collaborate among different groups of people and achieve a common goal, and the value of civic society and science for the sake of knowledge.
  • Speaking of donuts! Hot off the presses from Time Magazine: Amsterdam is testing a new model and it looks like a donut! It features a floor and a ceiling based on true costs. We can no longer afford systems that have known “externalities,” which is basically lazy thinking.

Special thanks to

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  • Our sponsor CitizenDoGood.com .
  • Intro music sampled from “Okay Class” by Ozzy Jock under creative commons license through freemusicarchive.org.
  • Other music provided royalty-free through Fesliyan Studios Inc. 







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