I am not an anarcho-capitalist or an anarcho-communist. I think both philosophies will serve us well for a long time, side by side, but in a world where liberal versus conservative can never agree to disagree, there is always conflict, and to achieve long term peace, absence of war is not good enough, you have to have absence of conflict. That means there will be a need to get rid of leadership, capitalism, and communism. But how do you do this?
Capitalism means the distribution of wealth is controlled by private institutions, with com\munism, it is controlled by the community, for now the state, but Proudhon redefined anarcho-communism as industrial democracies, where labor guilds run private firms and the public sector is privatized. Anarcho-capitalists are not real anarchists, because they tolerate hierarchies in firms. Marx said, “Exploitation is fair, but there is a better way”. Anarcho-communism may lead us to the end of exploitation, but industrial democracies, although you have more job security and they have less absenteeism, lose market share to ancap firms. While Proudhon refers to anarchy as “voluntary association”, and thinks you should tax and redistribute then immediately get rid of the government, the ancoms think more like Marx, tolerating collectivism for a long time, leading to bloodshed under Stalin and Mao, and mutually-shared poverty.
Hillary Clinton’s book, “It Takes a Village”, ultimately leads to “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, in a world where satellite TV and the Internet makes us less diverse and individuality quashed. Ancoms are ignorant of Adam Smith and his assertion “Competition guarantees prosperity”, which is not necessarily about money. Competition means people work smarter and harder, creating a larger economic surplus, so even if you are not a good competitor, you will do better with charity and insurance, but you have to be more responsible, with intervention by good Samaritans. Socialism encourages people to be less responsible. The answer – peer-to-peer digital nihilism, where you not only get rid of the government, you get rid of institutions as well.
Make everyone self-employed, and put the robots to work. We all work for commission like Jack Nicholson. If there are 20 people in a building (because institutions will go away, they are now names or concepts, but there will be no managers, the employees each pay a percentage of the rent, utilities, amenities, etc., and you get rid of psychological invoicing (“monopoly money” for inter-departmental charges) where good workers are worked to death and the Joe punch-clocks are rewarded with tolerance of dead wood. Now you can truly treat the job as a business. Each employee or “business” earns a percentage of total revenue (profit sharing) comparable to what they would earn dictated by the market for the same job with the same education and experience. Each employee can have their percentage go up or down commensurate with an exam to test their job skills (50% of the score) plus the other 50% based on customer service surveys. But inter-employee charges for peer-to-peer profit also occur to create competition, and this is good for start-up and struggling firms to minimize losses before you maximize your gains. There will be opportunities to wear many hats and integrate, so the lethargy of the assembly line goes away. Marx said, “To each according to his need, from each according to his talent”, and historically, a market-driven economy meant many people had to work jobs in menial assembly lines, well below their talent. But now the assembly lines practically run themselves, so the challenge for mankind is to prevent viruses from being uploaded where the world becomes a “Terminator” or “Matrix” movie. Capitalism and money (electronic point system) may never go away entirely, but become less important as goods and services are produced dirt-cheap (much like with 3D printers today, and teleporting, “Beam me up, Scotty” technology in the future) and people engage in charity and voluntary sharing (John Lennon, “Imagine”, “Imagine all the people, sharing all the world”), and the Gordon Gecko’s of the world are vanquished and permanently shamed. With digital anarchy, enforcement through encryption not trust (like BitCoin, de-centralize banking) you can eventually decentralize everything and eliminate the power-base of greedy humans who snicker at the 85% of the population who are conformists and waste money in counter-productive fashion, because they look at the 85% as pathetic Sambo-peons. Encryption is not perfect, but it is 99.999% perfect, and if there is a scandal with the programming, competition and arbitration will punish the evil-doers. And again, for those who cannot handle freedom, proactive non-violent high-tech vigilantism is the obligation of those who can, and must convert those who cannot, or social Darwinism, which is always with us, will render them non-existent.