The Voluntary Social Safety Net with Max Borders CHPodcast Ep. 24

 

 

Max Borders and I discuss the nature of charity, how he’s using technology to create the voluntary social safety net of the future and viable voluntary options for creating alternatives to coercive institutions.

Max is a former editor at The Foundation For Economic Education, the author of “The Social SIngularity” and the Executive Director of Social Evolution.

We discuss his work using technology to create voluntary social safety nets known as Mutual Aide or Mutual Benefit Societies, the long and fascinating history of the social safety net before the Welfare State and how those who want to live in a free society can and should help those who are in need.

I highly recommend Max’s Book “The Social Singularity” where he goes in depth with many of the subjects we cover. This episode is a little on the technical side but these discussions I believe are important becuse cryptocurrencies, tokens, DOA’s, and other blockchain based technologies have the power to help create more freedom and less suffering for us all.

You can follow Max’s work on Twitter and Facebook

@maxborders

Also check out the fascinating work that Social Evolution is doing and support Max’s work by buying his book “The Social Singularity”.

https://social-evolution.com

The Social Singularity by Max Borders Amazon

You can also find out more about the concepts we covered today by reading Max’s articles on Medium.com and FEE.org.

https://medium.com/@maxborders

https://fee.org/people/max-borders/

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Brad Miller
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Fixing healthcare with Blockchain tech Dr. Leah Houston

Dr. Leah Houston is our guest today. She is currently an Emergency Room doctor and co-founder of a company that’s applying blockchain technology to help fix healthcare.

https://chronicallyhumanpodcast.castos.com/podcasts/1284/episodes/fixing-healthcare-with-blockchain-tech-with-dr-leah-houston

She is co-founder of Hepac.io which is a tech company that helps doctors to create self-sovereign identies on the blockchain. This helps to reduce costs, prevent fraud and put the control of a doctor’s identity back into their hands.

We discuss why centralization of healthcare is a threat to everyone’s privacy and pockebook and how decetnralization can put the power back into the hands of the people. 

Dr. Houston and I discuss the history of Bitcoin, what is the blockchain, what are self-sovereign identities and how these technologies can cut healthcare costs, increase access and improve outcomes. 

We also talk about the problem with third party payers and how along with burdensome regulations are causing doctors to burn out, quit their practices or even commit suicide. 

Dr. Houston also relates why there is a doctor shortage and what can be done to fix it.

She belives that decentralization is one of the keys to fixing the healthcare sytem and helping to empower the individual to choose for themeslves how they improve their health and wellbeing.

You can find out more about her private pracrice and her Blockchain Healthcare company HPEC.io below:

http://leahhoustonmd.com

https://hpec.io

Dr. Houston has also contributed a chapter in the first text book ever on blockchain tech in healthcare. She wrote the chapter on self-sovereign identities.

https://www.crcpress.com/Blockchain-in-Healthcare-Innovations-that-Empower-Patients-Connect-Professionals/Dhillon-Bass-Hooper-Metcalf-Cahana/p/book/9780367031084

You can follow Dr. Houston on Twitter

@LeahHoustonMD

@HEPCODAO

We also discussed the fact that the Practicing Physicians of America are suing over what they say is unfair practicies against the American Board of Internal Medicne which is restricting their right to practice medicine. Consider giving to help doctors fight back against unnecessary and expensive regulations that end up incresing costs and not improving outcomes. 

Practicing Physicians of America GoFundMe page – 

https://www.gofundme.com/practicing-physicians-of-america

I’m grateful for Dr. Leah Houston for her time today and her work using blockchain technology to help decentralize healthcare and her work to promote more freedom and less top down regulation from both public and private entites who control many of our healthcare choices. 

On The Chronically Human Podcast we advocate for Medical Freedom. That is simply your individual inherent right and the inherent responsibilty to choose for yourself how you improve your health and wellbeing.

Thanks for listening.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast 

Bitcoin explained in 60 seconds

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are the next evolution of money and banking.

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a proven and secure decentralized digital currency and payment system. There are about 800 other crypto-currencies out there but Bitcoin is the grandfather of them all. Bitcoin and other decentralized digital currencies are the next evolution in money because they aren’t issued and controlled by a government and do not require financial institutions to store or to send them. This technology is revolutionizing banking, politics and global peace because individuals are now empowered to send money to anyone around the world with just their phone.

Brad Miller

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