Isnt it interesting that it’s always market entities that use the state as a tool for profit gain? Can you really get rid of the state and still have a capitalist system that adheres to your philosophy — when the capitalist class has no reason to?
This was a socialist’s response to this article.
And here are my responses:
“Isnt it interesting that it’s always market entities that use the state as a tool for profit gain? “
No, once you realize what a State is.
Also, this is false. People who are not “market entities” or engaged in business also use the State to try and screw other people over, dragging them trough the courts over some nonsense “law,” etc.
“Can you really get rid of the state and still have a capitalist system that adheres to your philosophy”
Yes. You cannot have a state and a free market, “simultaneously,” in a “society.” The State inherently violates free market principles by operating on coercion.
Having a state does not adhere to my philosophy. Free market capitalism does.
“when the capitalist class has no reason to?”
The capitalist class is a floating astraction. People go into business to try to become wealthy by providing something for someone else. These reasons are independent of the state and are primary; people have done this for thousands of years in spite of the State. The state is no way “provides the incentive” or “allows” people to become capitalists generally. Only for those who wish to rob others.
The only person who says there is no reason to “abolish the state” is a monopolist, not a free market advocate. If they want to retain the state to try to secure their position in the market, then they are not adhering to free market principles. “The capitalist class” seems to be, in a socialists mind, a bogeyman which is only concerned with the maintenance of the state for these purposes; what a “right winger” might call a “crony capitalist.”
In reality most business people are victims of the State, forced to pay into their schemes, not beneficiaries of their violence.