For better or worse, I understand anarcho-capitalism to be the abolition of the political order in favor of an economic order. The key to survival in either order is fending for oneself. In the political order this means literal self-defense, while in the economic order it is the less explicit “holding one’s own” in negotiation and the like. I see more similarities than differences here. In the political order effectiveness at combat is a prerequisite for dignity, while in the economic order is the triad of recession-proof skills (in terms of the want ads, etc.): sales, collections and security. In either order, the meek inherit the dust. My own subjective sense of freedom is that the ultimate freedom is the freedom to let one’s guard down. If the abolition of politics, in itself, is a step in the direction of freedom (and I believe it can be), then the abolition of economics is a step further in the same direction. It’s certainly ironic that my assertion that meaningful economic freedom is freedom from economics is always attacked most fiercely by the proselytizers of the right wing notion called negative liberties, which is otherwise a generalization of the idea of “freedom from.”
Against market and state!