Questions tagged [anarchism]

a political theory holding all forms of governmental authority to be unnecessary and undesirable and advocating a society based on voluntary cooperation and free association of individuals and groups.

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Without government, who would build the roads?

In an Anarcho-capitalist society, where there is no government, who would build the roads?
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Why are demonstrations in the EU more violent and massive than in the US?

To be honest I haven't seen in the US a massive riots with burning cars, destroying McDonalds and flying Molotov cocktails like here: Athens War Zone: Latest dramatic footage of Syntagma square riots ...
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Why don't black people embrace anarcho-capitalism when it would encourage groups like the Black Panthers? [closed]

This film described how the corrupt government police murdered Fred Hampton in his home. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tlw_Kp0By10 Most black people felt that was unjust. Yet, most black people ...
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How are quarrels managed according to anarchism?

I've read a lot about anarchism but I failed to understand how the rules are enforced. Since anarchism refuses any form of vertical power, there is no police in anarchy, but there may be free ...
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If there's no government, who will stop people from creating one?

How does the doctrine(s) of anarchism address the following issue: If there's no government, no army, no central police, who will stop local charismatic leaders from taking over the power and ...
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Without government, wouldn't warlords take over? [closed]

In an Anarcho-capitalist society, where there is no government, wouldn't warlords of competing factions take over?
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How do anarchist decision models scale?

I have personally experienced anarchist decision models in groups of people up to several hundred people. Building consensus around a particular decision in smaller "affinity groups", sending ...