Invasion, not some jerk threatening your property, your community is under attack from a foreign invader,what do you do?
What facinates me in this form of anarchy is the faith in money/valuables to buy things without a government to back the currency.
But you have no proof its all untried myths. I have six chickens and two goats what car do I get , who decides? I have a cuckoo how many nuts do I get for it?
A private currency is a currency issued by a private organization. It is often contrasted with fiat currency issued by governments. In many countries, the issue of private paper currencies is severely restricted by law.
Today, there are over four-thousand privately issued currencies in more than 35 countries. These include private gold and silver exchanges, local paper money, computerized systems of credits and debits, and electronic currencies in circulation, such as digital gold currency.
The great advantage of private currencies over national fiat currencies is that they are not created as debt to private banks. This means they do not get drained away from the community to remote banks through the charging of interest. Experience demonstrates that private currencies actually strengthen the economy; local currencies remain in town, stimulating home town productivity. Such local exchange systems also unify communities and fund local projects and businesses.
Another pipe dream that has no value in reality. How do value labour, how do you exchange your labour for a car. I work for John who gives me a pig, I exchange that for a boat with Pete, I then swap if for donkey with frank and then Alan gives me his beat up ford in exchange for my donkey...great ..
If you live in a community you need to organise ourselves and make agreements , this forms the basis for government , it can not be avoided.
You see the whole world converted to an anarchistic economy with no allowance for religious or democratic views on government, differing from yours. Its an impossible dream contrived from an immaculate conception.
What's so impossible about not initiating force on another person?
That's all anarchy is, voluntary agreements, not forced government.
That your standard, "don't initiate force", is so vague it will be hard to apply in practice. I would expect that in practice, lots of people would disagree whether the agent has actually violated it.
In your anarchotopia, who enforces these voluntary agreements when one party chooses to default?
And given that they have the power to enforce voluntary agreements, what stops them from also using that power to initiate force?
Thomas wrote:That your standard, "don't initiate force", is so vague it will be hard to apply in practice.
The initiation of force is already recognized by our legal systems so it can't be that vague. There's a legally recognized difference between harming someone in self-defense and harming them without just cause.
Now, let's say you default on our agreement. I can either force you out of my house personally or I can pay someone else to force you out.
Thomas wrote:And given that they have the power to enforce voluntary agreements, what stops them from also using that power to initiate force?
Since they aren't a monopoly, the same thing applies, if they initiate force, I'm going to pay someone else for protection.