This is not a democratic society, this is a capitalist society.

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When is the last time I got a vote about what is in my supermarket?
What about what I produce at my job?
How about what buildings are built, and how they are used?
When did I get to decide how many resources are thrown away?, because it's easier to do that then give it away.

The vast majority of society is capital, not the state. Sure, through threat of revolt the state puts restrictions on capital, but in reality that is organised capital defending itself as a structure. The modern state is an extension of capitalism, capitalism is not an extension of the state.

Look at the US for example, the "revolution" was a bunch of white property owners. The first thing they did is make sure the new state would protect their property, in fact that's why they had the revolution. The creation of this state was literally by capitalists, for capitalists. Not by mythical state-ists.

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Capital and hierarchy are the roots of evil within the capitalist economical philosophy.

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Hierarchy is not inherently evil. Student and teacher, expert and novice, and even employer and employee can function in a non-coercive hierarchy.

All economic systems involve capital. The question is who has the right to control it. Voluntary exchange and the homesteading principle are based on human action and cooperation. They do not preclude voluntary communes, syndicalist co-ops, etc.

There is no such thing as voluntary exchange for people who don't have anything that capitalists deem valuable

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The economy is not composed of two distinct classes the way you perceive them. Everyone is a consumer, and there are many opportunities to produce what others want to consume. The political class operating by literal plunder is the threat, not some abstract "capitalist" class. When corporations rely on politics to prosper, we have abandoned the concept of the free market. Again, the two concepts are diametrically opposed, not causally related.

Individuals make better choices than groups

Groups can't choose or act. Only individuals have such a capacity. Even when individuls consciously cooperate, no new entity is created and no new rights are acquired.

A group is a collection of individuals, so yes a group can choose and act, just not like some kind of metaphysical entity. And granted, no new entity is created, no new rights are aquired. So what, what´s your point?

That is the exact opposite of what the research shows. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/330/6004/686