Amazing to read such indepth work about Human civilisation. I thank medium as well for connecting such thought leaders in these times of fake news and media hijacking.
Scott I would like to add more to your thoughts that per se getting things free is not good for Human beings and the reward of effort and the satisfaction it brings is also of utmost importance.
Every single human being wants to do something and prove himself useful and not being given alms in Charity. The innermost conscience or the essence that is the person does not like being useless.Begging requires a lot of courage as well killing the internal emotions which needs further study.
I have tried to draft a pledge and am trying to live it and would love the opinion of others on the same.I am of the opinion that we do not want any one to fund or sponsor me to spread this thought of human well being.
There may be a few concepts that are alien and more to do with Indian spiritual thoughts that I have been brought up with.
I can support myself and produce more than my needs to help mankind by spreading this knowledge.Do look forward to reading more and working together for a good future for mankind.