Do You Know How to Free Yourself? Tell my readers about freedom.

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $150
  • Entries Received: 25
  • Winner: zedish

Contest Brief

In addition to the $100 prize, the winner (and possibly others) will be offered a weekly gig to write for The Daily Bell, with compensation ranging from $50-100 per article, depending on the quality of the initial submission.

I am looking for an article somewhere around 500-1000 words. This article needs to be about a topic relating to individual freedom. It could explore a way to achieve freedom, a way to thwart a particular threat to freedom, or delve into the philosophy of freedom, and why it is important for individual success and society at large.

You may want to sign up for The Daily Bell email list in order to download the free guide: Your Two Year Plan for Freedom: How to reclaim 3 specific freedoms in two years. This should give you plenty of ideas, and a solid understanding of what we are going for.

Think libertarian, anarcho-capitalist, voluntaryist, free market etc. Pro-technological innovation and emerging markets (cryptocurrencies, blockchain government, Special Economic Zones, even Uber and AirBnB sort of apps). Pro tools that help individuals start a business, avoid excessive taxation and regulation, pursue their dreams and passions.

It is all about individual empowerment, and how to live the life you have always dreamed, not allowing the government, the media, corporations, banks, or your peers to hold you back.

Check out [login to view URL] to get an idea of what kind of content we post, but don't let this limit you! Creative is good, and we are always looking to expand. But keep in mind that we are generally for lower taxes, less government regulation, and more individual empowerment.

At the same time, exploring how to neuter corporate power over government would be appropriate. (For example, sometimes more regulation wouldn't hold a corporation accountable because they are politically connected enough to write the regulation themselves and focus its most damaging effects on competitors and the little guy just getting started. Or if a corporation is subsidized, is it really a "private" company in a free market?)

I'm really looking for someone who is aligned with this philosophy and excited to promote it. I want to hear about all the cool ways you have heard about and experienced that allow an individual to be as free as possible (without harming others of course).

If you have a personal story of freeing yourself or a case study of how someone else did it, great! (Examples: We have a story about a man who fled Venezuela after getting Bitcoin donations online. In the "Two Year Plan" guide, we discuss a couple who moved to Florida, quit their corporate jobs, and started a mini-farm and eBay business.)

Feel free to post ideas on the message board before you get started, since I know it is a risk to spend time writing an article you might not get paid for.

Finally, one last tool that should give you an idea of what I want is The Daily Bell brand sheet, attached to this contest as a file.

Thank you for joining the contest, I am super excited to read your entries and welcome a new member (or members) to the team!

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Public Clarification Board

  • benjaminjames10
    benjaminjames10
    • 6 months ago

    An update to whether you found something appealing or not would be gladly appreciated. Thank You

    • 6 months ago
  • benjaminjames10
    benjaminjames10
    • 6 months ago

    Dear contest holder, the contest will be locked within a day or two. please do review and rate the entries, time and effort were spent by each contestant in submitting an entry. If you did not find anything appealing you may just comment, or update in this contest. If you would kindly rate our entries, we would appreciate it. Thank You and God bless

    • 6 months ago
  • benjaminjames10
    benjaminjames10
    • 6 months ago

    Greetings, please do review and rate the entries before the contest becomes locked. Thank You

    • 6 months ago
  • benjaminjames10
    benjaminjames10
    • 7 months ago

    good day sir, please do check and review entry #4 it is from a motivational perspective. Thank You

    • 7 months ago
  • heena71298
    heena71298
    • 7 months ago

    Please review entry #26

    • 7 months ago
  • manvinderjit
    manvinderjit
    • 7 months ago

    Please keep the contest alive till the very end. I have almost finished my entry and will upload it soon.

    • 7 months ago
    1. manvinderjit
      manvinderjit
      • 7 months ago

      Kindly review #25. Thank you

      • 7 months ago
  • HarithaJAY
    HarithaJAY
    • 7 months ago

    I'd like if my entry is not sealed and that everyone could see it! Thank you!! hoping to work more with you! Its been a while since I truly felt "free" while writing! Thank you for the Opportunity!!

    • 7 months ago
  • Laowaiman2009
    Laowaiman2009
    • 7 months ago

    #extended I want to discuss how being a citizen of the world, e.g. traveling the world on a permanent basis, offers more individual freedom. My own travels inspired my perspective but I want to work a brief profile sketch of someone like "The Hobo Traveler," Andy Lee Graham, into the article to give the idea legs and a face. My inspiration to turn libertarian can be traced back to 2009 when I attended The Institute for Humane Studies Summer Journalism Seminar. Over the course of that week, I met and conversed with Kevin D. Williamson of the National Review, a self-described anarchist. I was intrigued by his free thinking and by the general discussion of the ideas of Ludwig Von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard. I apologize for the late entry. I just finished a super-busy week. Thank you

    • 7 months ago
  • zobayrahmed
    zobayrahmed
    • 7 months ago

    would you please extend the deadline...

    • 7 months ago
  • sharmadhs
    sharmadhs
    • 7 months ago

    Hey there! I want to explore minimalism as a means of freedom. Do you think this is something that could resonate well with the readers? I believe that building a low-maintenance life is in itself very liberating. Thoughts? Thanks :)

    • 7 months ago
    1. joejarvis
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      Yes i think that could definitely work from the financial security and social freedom perspectives! thanks

      • 7 months ago
  • cloliveira
    cloliveira
    • 7 months ago

    Hello. Please check Entry #8. Thanks

    • 7 months ago
  • jadechilin
    jadechilin
    • 7 months ago

    Please see entry #9. I can write on many other topics as well related to the three keys mentioned in the article, plus others. In the last 10 years, I have made it my personal mission to gain independence from the rat race in settings as small as a one bedroom apartment, as well as other areas where it is extremely challenging to gain the kind of independence that comes with a reasonable level of security.

    • 7 months ago
  • Laowaiman2009
    Laowaiman2009
    • 7 months ago

    I'm working on an entry.

    • 7 months ago
  • vivekdaneapen
    vivekdaneapen
    • 7 months ago

    Hi Sir, Please wait till the end of the contest period.

    • 7 months ago
  • amirahabashy75
    amirahabashy75
    • 7 months ago

    working in it

    • 7 months ago
  • mossora
    mossora
    • 7 months ago

    What do you think about my idea #2? Please comment, thank you.

    • 7 months ago
  • joejarvis
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    To clarify, this must be a unique article not published anywhere else. If you do not have time to write an article, but would like to be considered for a weekly gig, please send me a direct message with links to previous work. Thank you!

    • 7 months ago
  • ruslanazykov
    ruslanazykov
    • 7 months ago

    #sealed

    • 7 months ago
    1. joejarvis
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      Done, thank you.

      • 7 months ago
  • emperorbot
    emperorbot
    • 7 months ago

    Please #sealed your contest for unique ideas. Thank you!

    • 7 months ago
    1. joejarvis
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      Yep, thanks!

      • 7 months ago
  • GwiseTiger
    GwiseTiger
    • 7 months ago

    #sealed

    • 7 months ago
    1. joejarvis
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      thanks, done.

      • 7 months ago
  • supersystemng
    supersystemng
    • 7 months ago

    Hi. I'm working on this project. Can you make it sealed to ensure uniqueness of ideas?

    • 7 months ago
    1. joejarvis
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      Thank you, yes it is now sealed.

      • 7 months ago
  • joejarvis
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    Thanks for the feedback, the contest has been sealed!

    • 7 months ago
  • lexieg
    lexieg
    • 7 months ago

    Just to clarify, this project is revolved around freedom of any kind? Would a focus of individual freedom while being in a relationship be an article of interest?

    • 7 months ago
    1. joejarvis
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      Yes that could work!

      • 7 months ago
  • benjaminjames10
    benjaminjames10
    • 7 months ago

    good day, if you may please do check my entry if it befits what you're looking for. Entry #4 Hope you like it. Thank You

    • 7 months ago
  • mossora
    mossora
    • 7 months ago

    please appreciate my work #2

    • 7 months ago

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