I appreciate the ideas - I have looked at Kickstarter but it's not without its drawbacks. I'm actually confident that the track I am on will work out okay.

The underlying point of my post is to shed a little light on the embedded psychological and cultural issues that are part and parcel of these things we casually call "socialism" and "capitalism" and "neoliberalism", etc.

When you get right down in the mud, we are dealing with "peopleism", not to be confused with "humanism". crazy
You can’t solve a problem without first understanding what the problem is.