“How would property rights work under an anarchist society?”
This is a question from one of our listeners, Adam:
I’m wondering, in a stateless society, who would protect property rights? It seems like it would need to be a might-makes-right system, wherein those who are not strong enough to protect their property would have it seized from them.
Wild animals, like lions, believe that their land belongs to them, but unless a lion is strong, he’s unable to defend his land from another, stronger lion. I don’t see any way that anarchists could make it work unless they use the might-makes-right system that lions use.