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07-09-2015, 11:20 PM
RE: Anarchism
(07-09-2015 11:07 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(07-09-2015 01:12 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  3) What then is preventing 1 industrious family from over generations acquiring all the land in an area and setting up an Absolute Monarchy?
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What's to prevent systematic long term transfers long before death to any number of heirs or agents ?

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08-09-2015, 12:12 AM
RE: Anarchism
(07-09-2015 11:20 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(07-09-2015 11:07 PM)DLJ Wrote:  100% Death Tax
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What's to prevent systematic long term transfers long before death to any number of heirs or agents ?

In an anarchy, who gets to collect taxes anyway?

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08-09-2015, 01:40 AM
RE: Anarchism
(08-09-2015 12:12 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(07-09-2015 11:20 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  What's to prevent systematic long term transfers long before death to any number of heirs or agents ?

In an anarchy, who gets to collect taxes anyway?

The most powerful person in the region.

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08-09-2015, 07:52 AM
RE: Anarchism
(07-09-2015 09:33 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  The idea of anarchy and/or communism is stupid. Even in perfect theory form.
The idea that everyone is equal and everything everyone does is equal in society is stupid and I 100% disagree with it.

Neither anarchy nor communism asserts that everyone is equal. Marx's slogan "From each according to his ability and to each according to his need" categorically acknowledges that people have different abilities and different needs. Communism asserts (like the U.S. Declaration of Independence) that all people have a right to equal treatment. This is a moral/political stance which you have every right to disagree with, but to call it "stupid" is not an argument, it's just name-calling.

Anarchism per se does not take any stance on the matter. Anarchism just advocates a society without government. I don't think that can work, but it would be a wonderful thing if it could.

(07-09-2015 09:33 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  The point of this is that not everyone is equal and so shouldn't be treated at such. If you're a professional sports star with a PhD in Engineering you deserve to have a better life than a meth addict primary school drop out. It's that simple.

What people do or do not deserve is not simple at all. It's really difficult to create a cogent argument that anybody "deserves" anything in particular. I would stick with arguments about what makes for a more fair, humane, and smooth-running society.

(07-09-2015 09:33 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  This is why I think the best system is to have one that rewards individuals for being awesome but doesn't neglect our most vulnerable citizens. aka: Capitalist socialism. ie: Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Australia, NZ, Finland.
When you have too much of one extreme, ie: capitalism with no socialism or communism, you end up with negative effects. You need that balance and until someone offers up something better, Capitalist socialism is the best option.

This I agree with. Reward accomplishment, but not to excess. Provide for those who cannot provide for themselves but don't remove the incentives for them to contribute what they are able.

What you are describing and I am agreeing with, is not "capitalist socialism," however. It's a market economy with regulations and a welfare safety net. Capitalism and socialism are two different forms of market economies. Capitalism is where the owners of capital control the means of production and reap the profits while the laborers just receive wages. Socialism is where the laborers own the means of production and reap the benefits. A third option is a mixed economy, where some enterprises are owned by investors of capital, and some are owned by the workers.

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