What is a productive citizen?

Someone who contributes more than they consume. I don’t want to talk about how those two things should be quantified, so that’s the short answer.

I agree with this, although I would say very few in our society are actually productive by this definition (but the definition rings true).

Someone who makes a positive contribution to their community.

Define positive.


A citizen who produces goods to be consumed in a consumerist society. This individual does not question the status quo and will be obedient to the demands made of him/her.

According to my local cops, I don’t have any.