_utopia_ (a sketch)
More on Anarcho-capitalism, a school of libertarianism.
- Democracy≠Freedom: Freedom exists only if individuals interact voluntarily. However democracy comes with an involuntary force applied by the collective. Yet there is hope for true liberty...
- Governing is just another business:
People expect service in exchange for their taxes. Yet there are only local monopolies having
little respect for their individuals. Countries have caused so much evil for centuries and still keep denying basic freedoms to their individuals. Why not privatize the government services?
- Separation of personal opinions and state:
Personal opinions of government employees (i.e. parties) are rather irrelevant for good government. All we expect is good service in exchange for lower taxes. Just like any other profession, it's the ideas and creativity which would distinguish who excels in the business of governing. In contrast, there is no real incentive for democratic governments to be efficient. Just like most economic decisions are given by specialists in many of today's governments, all aspects of privatized governments will be controlled by specialists than incompetent politicians.
- Efficiency and pure capitalism: Pure free market is fundamental to individual freedom. Competition over taxpayers is the key to better service. Governments will have to start their own funds to lower their costs and encourage individual achievement to raise their income. As many such governments will be publicly and globally traded, doing evil will have imminent consequences to their business.
- Regulation through deregulation: Instead of a top-down organization where arbitrary laws are enforced by coercive entities, an organization from the bottom-up in which fundamental freedoms are protected and the rest left to competition will be spontaneously more successful and less corrupt.
- Creativity drives the economy and the economy is everything: Inalienable rights such as free exchange of wealth and freedom of communication would become universal as talent would leave those who deny them. Yet individuals would be as free to choose dictatorial governments as their service providers if they exist.
- (Talent + Knowledge) › Culture ⇒ Towards a global meritrocracy: A universal theme would emerge: as long as one is good at what one does, it doesn't matter what one believes in / where one comes from. Talent / Creativity, being the ultimate asset, would supersede culture which is arbitrary and has dubious intrinsic value.
- Beyond geographic boundaries: As the governments seek to raise customers, one would be able to expect the same service irrespective of where one is located.
- Standardization, equal opportunity, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness": As expectations are standardized and textbooks become universally accessible, people everywhere would have a true opportunity towards self-fulfillment and happiness.
- Finally: A tide that rises all: In such a society liberty, creativity and equality of opportunity is the main goal -- not the equality of outcome. Any income is fair as long as it is made by fair effort. In this society of supercreativity and production, prosperity will ensue. Every member will reap the benefits of a strong economy.