Sure I have been poor. Most people would say I am poor right now though my life should be the stuff of dreams, I don't work much and live very well. Again, there is nothing capitalistic about the current global economic system. For starters, the dollar is a fascist currency, not a capitalist money. This means one half of ALL transactions using the dollar or based on the dollar as a world reserve standard are fascist, are subject to centralized price fixing by a fascist banking cartel. And corporations are inherently fascist entities, not capitalist, once given limited liability, subsidies, licenses [to prevent competition] and regulations [to prevent competition]. Fascism is also properly called corporatism. Capitalism only exists under anarchy and it is fascism which is creating all the evils of the world. People who lived under absolutist monarchies also thought the coming age of absolute mob rule [democracy] we live under now was a dream. People thought landing on the moon was a dream. Anarchy is always among us. When you pick out clothes in the morning, you have clothing anarchy. No one, I hope, is sticking a gun to your head to make you dress as the rulers demand, yet. And stable, peaceful anarchistic systems have existed numerous times in history, despite government propaganda to the contrary. In fact as society gets ever more complex, government is getting more and more unstable. It is destined for collapse. Anarchy is the only possible system compatible with human nature or an industrial society in the long run. Anarchy is inevitable. No rulers. Equality under the law. No one may initiate aggression, coercion or fraud against another, no matter how many jerks they get to vote for it. Moral law will rule, eventually.
Everyone has a different standpoint. Even anarcho-capitalists disagree about an issue here and there. That is exactly why anarchy is necessary and inevitable. People will never agree on how public property should be used and those who disagree with the majority will have violence done to them to force their submission. Private property is the right to disagree. When all property is private, all interaction can be voluntary and if you do not agree with someone then you can simply avoid doing business with them.
In a free market, prices are determined by the consumer preferences of the population, by economic democracy. No one can control prices.
But isn't this the exact kind of model that allowed for my income to be slashed overnight by literally half without me having any control of it?
A free market only benefits the moneyed elites. As a poor fellow, it takes years to save up to by a couple rai of land to plant rubber trees on. Then it takes several more years before the rubber trees are grown enough to produce any rubber, and 3 more years before they really start producing decent amounts. And what if in that time the price of rubber falls dramatically and I fail to make the income I expected and must needs change plans? It will take years more before I am ready to have another occupation, and what if that falls through too?
The model you suggest provides absolutely no benefit to me whatsoever.
I know that prices must rise and fall even in communist countries, but the control does help. At least the changes are gradual and warned of. At least you won't just wake up oneday and realize you're focked.
You are presenting an entirely elitist idea that is usually more common amongst facsits themselves, I think, who care little for the poor and don't want restrictions placed on the economy they have come to dominate.
I do acknowledge the heart of your ideal is utter freedom, and I appreciate that and wish it could be so, but I do not think it is possible. Not without making some people so angry against it that they just rebel and destroy it, anyway.
I already knew you cannot convince someone of something they did not already believe already to begin with, so...
Quote I already knew you cannot convince someone of something they did not already believe already to begin with, so...Actually, this is exactly how I became an anarcho-capitalist, by arguing with anarcho-capitalists until they convinced me they were correct. It DOES take a great deal of study. If you are interested in full answers to your question and learning about how true freedom is in your self-interest, then send me a PM. I will send you some articles, videos and books.
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