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Posted Sep 22, '12 at 9:56pm

_Spaz_

_Spaz_

126 posts

You come off as very angry and hostile sir :/

I am being friendly :(

 

Posted Sep 22, '12 at 10:06pm

NoNameC68

NoNameC68

5,072 posts

Knight

Who regulates the currency and the market and the private armies and the courthouses? If this is Anarchists WHY do you need courthouses and armies? I never understood that.

Courthouses and armies are NOT necessary for capitalist societies.

The reason they exist in state-capitalist societies is very simple. We have courts designed to protect people from harm, fraud, etc. We have armies to protect the country from foreign invaders.

Currency is currently regulated by the state. In a nutshell, the reason for this is to reduce counterfeiting. This is why many people prefer the gold standard, because it's way too easy to print paper money.

But again, capitalism works off of free trade. You can argue that capitalism can't exist without the state, and therefore anarcho-capitalism is impossible, but you can't deny that there's an anarcho-capitalist theory that clearly exists.

Do tell me, how do you trade without currency? I have yet to receive even the simplest example of basic trade in a currency-less society.

You should take a business class, because you'll learn that business owners are often skilled in making decisions for the company that allow the company to thrive, which results in the creation of better quality goods at reduced prices. People who work for these companies often have no idea how to run the business, but they know how to do their role within the company (whether it be production, finances, etc.) If something such as Microsoft was shared by everyone, who would determine the companies decisions? All the thousands of workers? (Don't get me wrong, Microsoft was allowed to grow so huge because of patents).

Let's say there's a company made up of a mere 100 employees. 90 of the employees only work on a part of the company, but none of them understand how to run a company without going bankrupt or causing other problems. That's the job of the remaining 10 people. Under communism, everyone would determine the direction the company goes, but not everyone is suitable to make such decisions. In fact, many people don't want to make such decisions, they just want to get their paycheck (or their share of the products so they can barter until they get the goods they want/need in return).

With currency, you can trade with anyone. Without currency, you have to find someone who not only has what you want, but needs what you have to trade.

 

Posted Sep 22, '12 at 10:06pm

_Spaz_

_Spaz_

126 posts

Actually, NoName, we are suppose to be working together (if you are an anarchist) and help people understand anarchism even if we believe in different schools of thought.

 

Posted Sep 22, '12 at 10:10pm

Alpha791

Alpha791

651 posts

Anarchy has too many holes in its structure to be applicable to the real world. There's a reason almost every society in the world has a form of government, whether corrupted or not. The reason is, government works in ways that benefit the majority of everyone involved and lead to lower mortality rates. Anarchy leads to chaos, that is why everyone thinks anarchy means chaos.

 

Posted Sep 22, '12 at 10:10pm

_Spaz_

_Spaz_

126 posts

I think people should work where they are bested skilled at. Noone is forcing you to work somewhere. If you skill in a specific job than work there. If I'm not a computer programmer and I am good at construction, then I am probably not going to work at microsoft but most likely with a construction team.

 

Posted Sep 22, '12 at 10:13pm

_Spaz_

_Spaz_

126 posts

Alpha, there are many cases where Anarchism working in big society's, its when government got involved is when they failed. Like the free territory. and spain.

 

Posted Sep 22, '12 at 11:08pm

Alpha791

Alpha791

651 posts

Alpha, there are many cases where Anarchism working in big society's, its when government got involved is when they failed. Like the free territory. and spain.

Name SPECIFIC instances. Not vague references like "the free territory".

 

Posted Sep 22, '12 at 11:21pm

_Spaz_

_Spaz_

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Posted Sep 22, '12 at 11:22pm

_Spaz_

_Spaz_

126 posts

I don't dont know what happened those last 3 failed attempts...lol

 

Posted Sep 23, '12 at 12:37am

Alpha791

Alpha791

651 posts

Did any of these communities stand up to the ultimate test of time? No. They all fizzled out within a few decades. Want me to scientifically explain why anarchy is destined to fail?

 
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