Alright, I don't believe its been answered here what everyone is seeking. I realize people may want different things personally, but what is the overall goal that everyone is OK with striving for? I've already jotted down "freedom^tm" because I've seen it talked about before and I've specifically noted that freedom to be nearly everything except for murder and maiming each other. I don't want to make a list of "rights" because I believe the term to be disingenuous because a right is something that cannot be taken away and I think everyone is more than aware that these "rights" in the U.S. are wholly conditional and can be stripped away or eroded quite easily since no one fights for them.
This particular subs initial answer to that problem has been "move along and find somewhere else". Which is not a bad idea under certain circumstances, but not necessarily in all circumstances. So I'd like to get a baseline idea of what you think your life should look like on a basic level.
Are you expecting a 24 room mansion with a 16 car garage and a helicopter? Or do you just want a middle class lifestyle where your bills are paid, you can raise a family, and have some nice luxuries throughout the year without playing indentured servant to someone else's tamborine? What do you really need in your life. If that middle class lifestyle could be worked out, would you be satisfied?
I realize the discussion here has leaned heavily towards ancap or just pure capitalism. There are no an issues with this, however, I see capitalism as a means to an end-- like a tool, just like a shovel or an axe or a wheelbarrow. Money is simply a tool to motivate people towards an end, so what end is it that you desire? I'm also aware as other people in this sub have probably experienced, when your poor as F, money simply IS the goal because you don't have any other choice. I'm not blind to that.
I feel like before anything is established there needs to be clearly defined goals for everyone in mind. Otherwise its a pipedream, that you may have success towards with a bit of luck, but otherwise will just spend years figuring out how to start. So on the freedom point, you want rights but you don't want them eroded-- so consider making defending those rights something that's a vested interest in everyone's life. No one wants to volunteer to defend those rights, so make everyone defend those rights. Eg: Make some sort of civil service mandatory, 1 day a week or a few hours a week or every other week, you slog your ass into your civil service job to uphold the rights that you think you deserve. Police, all towns cities require this, training is not extensive once you're an "estabilished officer" and I think everyone can read the news about how that works out more often than not. So lets say your civil service job is police, you get extensive training on what the community needs you to do and the skills you need to do it, so when you show up to your civil service job, that's what you do. Since you and hundreds or thousands of others have the same job in the same community-- all of you will be committed to making the place work, on or off duty. The hardest part is the huge amount of training needed for that many people, the good part is that now everyone has some sort of vested interest in preserving their rights in the community. Not everyone needs to be security/cops/whatever, so just keep expanding that until everyone has a civil service they provide. Eg: medical, logistics, utility, whatever. It wouldn't be difficult for this to be paid work either. Simply a 2nd job that makes you a part of your community and preserves your rights and everyone else's within it.
There's a couple different "sane" ways to split the work hours so no one has to work more than 40 hours a week. Not any more difficult than what is done now. Ideally I personally would do 5-- 6.5 hour days at the non-civil service job. I've not had a job in my life yet where being there 8.5 hours a day made a difference and I don't think anyone here has either with the occasional exception. Run two shifts like that and you've got 12 hours of manpower for your business. Longer than some businesses do currently without everyone being run like a dog doing it. It is actually cost effective to do so and in an economy of scale, but it requires certain compromises about specific expectations but upward mobility increases greatly due to high productivity competition.
This is ultimately just an example of a means to an end. For this or other things to work, it requires commitment and two what you want out of life. So helicopter or two car garage? 5-bedroom house as a single man/woman or 3-bedroom house as a single man/woman?
No I dont apologize for the wall of text. lol.