The policy agenda of the modern democracy asserts that government could prevent and cure unemployment, economic crises, recessions, depressions, inflation, deflation, and inequality and that the state could provide education, healthcare, and social security for all. The promises of rising incomes and employment dominate the political campaigns. Yet politics has never attained these assertions. In the time to come, the system of party politics will even less so fulfill its claims.
This book shows why the traditional policies have not worked and why they will even less so function in the future. As the author explains, the answer is not more of the old, but that we must eliminate politics and the state. We must do away with the conventional economic and social policies. Not more welfare state and government intervention are the answer but less state and more free capitalism.
The new technologies contain the solution of the problems they present. While technological progress destroys occupations, innovations make the economy more productive. Not growth and jobs are the key to the future but higher productivity.
The new technologies will make the present political apparatus obsolete. When the functions of government are privatized, the financial burden of taxes and contributions falls from the shoulders of the population. Productivity rises and the cost-of-living falls. The urgency of having a permanent position recedes.
Minimizing and doing away with the state is a necessity - not only because of the material well-being but also because the modern technology would put terrific instruments of control into the hands of the government. With the new devices of supervision and domination, a modern totalitarian state would supersede the horrors of the past terror regimes.
“Capitalism Beyond the State and Politics" highlights in the first parts the need for a political and economic order beyond the current system of state capitalism, political party politics, and government intervention. The author explains how a free capitalism works and how wealth creation happens. The book exposes the wealth destruction through socialism, interventionism, and economic policies. The final part discusses the structure of an anarcho-capitalist order and details the selection of the legislative body and its functions by sortition (demarchy).