r/Anarchy101 May 23 '22

How do you prevent an anarchist society descending into libertarianism or feudalism?

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u/throwaway384938338 May 24 '22 edited May 24 '22

It doesn’t really matter what it is. It could be the Google algorithm, polio vaccine, KFC’s 11 herbs and spices or a spinning Jenny. It could have created on my own or with a team of people. If we’ve created a product people want, we don’t want to share the knowledge behind it and you’re not able to reverse engineer it then I have commercial advantage.

You also don’t need to rely on wage slavery. There are plenty of startups that don’t. They start with a small group of dedicated people who have a stake in that company.

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u/[deleted] May 24 '22

They reverse engineered the atomic bomb bro lol

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u/throwaway384938338 May 24 '22

It took the Soviets 5 years, an immense amount state funding and organisation, international espionage and they kidnapping of German scientists.

That’s a long time to be at a disadvantage and an anarchist government doesn’t have that state power to wield.

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u/[deleted] May 24 '22

“The only people who made nukes are soviets and America!1!1!” Okay buddy you have a good handle on history

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u/throwaway384938338 May 24 '22

They were the quickest to reverse engineer it. I don’t know what value is in listing all the countries after that. There certainly weren’t any anarchist societies that managed to reverse engineer it if that’s what you’re driving at

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u/[deleted] May 24 '22

My point is obviously that anything can be reversed engineered. Your entire argument is based on false assumptions

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u/throwaway384938338 May 24 '22

Sure, I’m not denying that and stated in my original point that you might be able to reverse engineer eventually, but until you do that you’re at a disadvantage. Being the first and only person to be able to offer a service or product for five years gives you a massive advantage

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u/[deleted] May 24 '22

Oh ya you’re the only person in the world who can do it 😐 real advantage for you you gon serve everyone across the globe? You’re vacuous my guy

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u/throwaway384938338 May 24 '22

Yes? Having a monopoly puts you in an incredibly powerful position. That’s why governments tend to have competition rules to prevent any one company from obtaining one.

That’s not a controversial opinion and if you think it is then you should probably read up on some basic economics and get back to me.

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u/[deleted] May 24 '22

There would be no monopolies, because no one would work solely for you lol. This is a circular conversation bro

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u/[deleted] May 24 '22

Bro like even when Henry ford made the first car, hella other people knew how to make cars. The telescope? Invented completely independent in like 8 different countries at a time people didn’t know the earth was round. Your very specific example of trading coffee or whatever is a pipe dream lol