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Anarcho-Capitalism wouldn't work

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Started: 1/28/2017 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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Anarcho Capitalism is a political ideology that advocates the abolition of the state in favor of individual sovereignty in a free market devoid of monopoly or government authority. With no state, it is implied that all mandatory societal musts, such as infrastructure, or any other asset of society no one wants to do, will either just be done voluntarily, or through business deals. Also, there is the belief that the free market will lead to a plethora of competitive, hungry small businesses that will freely compete with one another, thus leading to high levels of productivity and an abundance of resources.

The truth, however, is very different. With no government to regulate the economy, there is nothing keeping the businesses from going absolutely insane with power. All of a sudden, you would have massive companies setting up their own privately ran states, complete with armies of slaves (there would be no minimum wage, labor laws, etc.), their own personal soldiers, and access to as many weapons resources as they like. As well, an anarcho-capitolist society would turn everything (including natural rights) into a matter of money. You would have to pay for things like police services, civil rights, and even your own personal safety. Lastly, EVERYTHING would be private property, i mean you would literally have to throw yourself into the ocean to avoid being on private property. With no laws prohibiting it, everyone would claim as much property as they could (with the massive business warlords claiming the majority) and there would be nothing stopping them from killing you for "trespassing" on their private property.
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Posted by Phenenas 1 year ago
Duh, of course it wouldn't work. Even Milton Friedman says a government is necessary for a free market to exist. Anarcho-Capitalism is almost as stupid an idea as Communism. ;)
Posted by dr.jimmythefish 1 year ago
I would also judge.
Posted by madness 1 year ago
I agree with Avelvet. Telemarketers are bad enough as it is.
Posted by Capitalistslave 1 year ago
If you want to make this voted on by judges, I would be a judge for you.
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