Darknet markets are online platforms that allow vendors to sell illegal goods and services to buyers. Most dark web sellers stumble into it after talking with someone more experienced in the area of deep web sites and anarcho-capitalism. A typical discussion might go something like this:
Boris: Hey Hans, have you ever thought about selling your services on a dark web market?
Hans: No, I haven’t. Why would I do that?
Boris: Well, you can make a lot of money without having to worry about competition. Plus, the anonymity of the dark web means you don’t have to worry about attracting unwanted attention from authorities.
Hans: Hmm, I see what you mean. But isn’t it illegal to sell things on the dark web?
Boris: Some things, yeah. But as long as you’re careful about what you sell and who you sell it to, you shouldn’t have any problems. Plus, the potential profits are well worth the risk.
Anarcho-capitalism is a political ideology that argues for the eradication of the state and the establishment of a society based on the principles of free exchange and the preservation of individual rights via the use of private property and markets. It’s different from Anarchism, which is basically a world without rule or government.
The Dark Web is unique in that it provides a forum for voluntary exchange and the preservation of individual rights without official intervention. Individuals and companies can conduct voluntary transactions and exchange products and services on the Dark Web without fear of government persecution or involvement. This is consistent with anarcho-ideas, capitalism’s which advocate for the eradication of the state and the establishment of a society based on voluntary commerce and the preservation of individual rights.
Here are three reasons why some people support anarcho-capitalism:
- Self-Ownership: Anarcho-capitalists argue that individuals have the right to own and control their own bodies and labor, and that the state has no legitimate authority to interfere with this right. After all, we’re all just people, so what makes one’s opinion more valuable than anyone else’s?
- Anarcho-capitalists think that free trade, or the voluntary exchange of goods and services between willing people, is the most efficient and just method to distribute resources.
- Spontaneous Order: According to anarcho-capitalists, a society based on the principles of voluntary exchange and the protection of private property will naturally evolve into a spontaneous order, where the complex interactions of individuals and businesses will spontaneously generate a harmonious and efficient social system.
Not surprisingly, the dark web is a major subject among those who espouse this philosophy. The dark web urls on our website, for instance, allow one to gain access to various darknet marketplaces, where transactions are made outside of conventional ecommerce sites and financial institutions. Users must utilize specialized software such as TOR, which ensures anonymity and protection. Silk Road, one of the first and most well-known darknet markets, uses TOR and bitcoin to enable transactions. However, police took down Silk Road in 2013, and its founder, Ross Ulbricht, was sentenced to life in jail. Despite this, additional darknet marketplaces have formed and are flourishing, frequently by selling stolen personal data.
Here are three arguments against anarcho-capitalism:
- Lack of Public Goods: Some say that some goods and services, such as national defense, police, and fire protection, require a coercive state to ensure that they are available to all members of society.
- Inequality: Anarcho-capitalism could lead to significant inequalities in wealth and power, as those who are more successful in the market will have more resources to protect and advance their interests.
- Monopoly Power: Without the regulatory power of the state to curb the formation of monopolies, large corporations and other powerful actors could dominate the market and exploit consumers.
Anarcho-capitalism advocates for the complete abolition of the state and the creation of a society based on voluntary exchange and the protection of individual rights through private property and markets. Dark Web markets provide a platform for these principles to be practiced. It allows individuals and businesses to engage in voluntary transactions and trade goods and services without interference from the government. However, there are also several arguments against anarcho-capitalism, including concerns about the lack of provision of public goods, inequality, and the potential for monopoly power. The debate will continue to thrive the closer we as a civilization get to AGI, where more people will seek a refuge not from government, but from super-intelligent computer networks that take over the substrate of day to day life.