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Got some things wrong "Capitalism is voluntary transaction" Sorry but that is free market not capitalism. Real Anarchists are anti-state AND anti-Capitalist.

Anarchism, Libertarian Socialism & Anarcho-Syndicalism (Noam Chomsky)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_market

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism

http://anarchism.pageabode.com/afaq/index.html Anarchist FAQ - a must read for any anarchist.
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Bill is wealthy enough to bribe Benson enterprises and gets off easy.

Or Bill lacks the income to pay for private defense and their for is punished whether he is innocent of not.

Also why not do a system analysis of what causes crime and don't just look at the state ether.
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I wonder if anyone is a supporter of Libertarian Socialism?
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I left Facebook for Diaspora it doesn't do shit like this as its a decentralized social network no one owner of controller.
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+Marcus Baird "courtney- takes everything I do as a attack on him" firstly it's "Courtenay" and since when do I feel that everything you is an attack on me? I do get ticked off that you don't pronounce my name correctly or misspell it. Other than that I'm fine with what you do in your spare time.

As is goes for the screenshot how is that online bullying? Yes the "Endless rants" could be offensive but I would be willing to correct if you ask nicely. Now how would you get me banned off G+? I have not broken any Google Plus rules.

And last of all how does posting a link for use in a RSS reader to help out others that want to use an RSS over YouTube subscription to follow your videos warrants a ban from your community?

It seams that any one trying to help you or your communities receives a ban for their work.
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What the fuck defending sweetshops as the only real alternative to keep out of poverty?

So the workers don't have the option to build a local community economy or a worker owned cooperative?

I love how this video is defending capitalisms exploitative side. Defending this bull shit is just keeping the exploitative system in place. Giving free knowledge to people who are getting exploited so they can form their own economy or social service coop is a real and viable alternative to this sick joke that benefits the fat bloated multinationals at the expense of the workers.
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Your "arguments" don't mesh with the reality. The fact is that the "sweat shop" workers are much better off, work in better working conditions and have better living standards than others in the same countries, and they have better opportunities for advancement. This is how America rose out of poverty in the first place. You might claim that America's government provided education. But before the resources existed to provide such education, they first had to be produced by the growing economy, which included working conditions that resemble what you call sweat shops. They are a necessary step, as unpleasant as they may seem to you.
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Free market capitalism without government would result in market consolidation.

Just buy out your competitors to make your self more competitive. As your economic power grows you have more marketing reach than competitors you can corner the market. You will get a consolidated market with small number of players. Applying broader analysis to the system you can get into job creation and saturation of the labour market. More competitors create more jobs.
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Capitalism was formed with in the state apparatus and depends on the state to enforce protection of private property which is what defines capitalism (Private ownership of the means of production). Without the state workers would act out in their self interest and take their fair share and expropriate wealth. This would lead to private owners to then higher private police to enforce property rights (mini private state at this point). You would have the effects of the market competition that would drive private owners to sabotage competitors in one form or another or cut into wages of the workers prompting a worker revolt then leading private police to use coercion to crush workers strike (could see a Ludlow massacre 2.0). Private owners who receive a higher income than workers could accumulate enough wealth fast enough to buy up large amounts of property (yes "voluntarily") and start seeking rent on their own workers while paying private police to enforce their own company policy creating an environment where workers are being exploited via rent on their wages. And if they don't like their lack of economic freedom and they fight back just to face a new tyranny of the private Neo-Feudalist society.


But hey as long as exchange of goods is voluntary system analysis isn't needed at all and then the capitalist utopia can be achieved as soon as the state monopoly on society is removed.


In no way shape or form am I a supporter of a regulatory state but I don't see how capitalism would work without a state as it would revert back to feudalism.

But for anyone wanting a real alternative take a look at real Anarchism or Libertarian Socialism (Socialism defined as worker owning means of production), Mutual Aid & Mutualism (Free Market Anarchism)

And don't conflate free market anarchism with anarcho-capitalism
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Anarchism and Libertarian are the same thing just the US it means free market enthusiast. Anarchism is on the Libertarian Left and is often called Libertarian Socialism by some anarchists.

Anarchists don't want to agree on a blueprint of what and anarchist society section I part 2 explains this clearly http://anarchism.pageabode.com/afaq/secI2.html

Catalonia from the start of the 20th century had a thriving anarchist movement that achieved their goal of an Anarchist society in 1936 it was only crushed in 1939 because of the fascists that took power in Spain. This was not a void filling but a broader event happening in Spain and across Europe at the time.

This defeat is used as an argument against anarchism because anarchists can not defend them self's against a well organized state military. This how ever is not a good argument against Anarchism because for the past 20 years the Zapatistas have been maintaining a stateless society while staying strong against the Mexican State.

Their ideology is Libertarian Socialist (Anarchist), Libertarian Marxist & Zapatismo.

They have no central leaders of the 3000 strong militia and tens of thousands of civilian supporters. These are good examples of how an anarchist society can work just most in the western society have never seen this before.

The part of the government to regulate business is not really a good idea as the more powerful a corporation becomes the more power is has to lobby that government and buy out politicians or plant its own execs in office. The proverbial revolving door.

The issue of capitalism (private ownership of the means of production with the goal of making a profit in a competitive market) is a problem that needs to be removed. Their is an alternative to capitalism called mutualism it is based on the free market ideals but instead of private ownership you have collective ownership. This is already starting to get hold in the USA as Cooperatives are starting to take over the US.

Smaller businesses may not be able to compete with larger corporations on their own they can form secondary cooperatives (made of smaller enterprises or coop's) and pool their assets as a shield from the competition or as a way to build local economies.

Small businesses could take on the big corporations by using Open Source technology to bring down costs while maintaining high quality. This is posable as there are not patents get in the way of innovating the technology to a lower cost and no licensing fees to get in the way of the entry into the market.

Corporatism is nothing more than private tyranny.

As stated under mutualism or free market anti capitalism their wouldn't be corporations only worker centric and community centric cooperatives and small businesses. So their wouldn't need to be a state.

To start from a blank canvas we are going need start educating people one on one about this economic climate and how to change it. That is an anarchist method for change Direct Action sitting around and complaining about the system only goes so far. In order to make change we need be the change.

reconomy.org is a good start of ideas and a point to educate people with.

Sharing ideas is a good way to get things moving and get back to a better economic system.

The education system is benefiting the best interests of the capitalist and political class by damaging to ability of students to learn and training obedience and conformity Education For Obedience

You views are good and have a worth while point to be made the future our future isn't going to stay a capitalist corporatist dystopia as the world is on the brink of revolution.

As a ex-CIA officer has stated all of the preconditions for revolution exist in the USA and UK as well as in other nations around the world.

Food price index limit for revolution is 210 we are at the 209.8 mark. This and others are the result of the internal contradiction of capitalism that Karl Marx predicted.

And with the Open Source revolution taking place in just about every form the dreamers may have dreams but they could be the first to get off the effect of revolution and into a better society that works for all.

Even the opensourceecology.org project have worked out that a 15 hour work week is posable with modern technology and because their tech is open source the cost is mostly 1/8 that of commercial options.

So don't give up hope an any thing you have questions about just ask i will do my best to answer them for you.
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Peak oil was predicted in the US to hit in the 1970's and it did. The estimates given in this video show other reserves that where not taped until a later date and have yet to reach peak production.

The rule of thumb for predicting peak oil is 40 years after peak discovery of oil fields you hit peak production and 40 years after that the reserves dry up. But with a growing civilization with growing rate consumption at a hyperbolic rate it may be 10 to 15 years.
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