If the objective of pan-anarchism/anarcho-pluralism is the replacement of states with societies organized on the basis of decentralized, voluntary associations, then a question that arises involves the issue of what kinds criteria individual communities would have to meet of qualify as legitimate voluntary associations of these kinds. The Startup Societies Foundation offers a pretty good set of standards, all of which are rooted in the “exit principle,” i.e the right to leave if you don’t like what people around you are doing.
- No democide.
- No arbitrary laws.
- No impossible cost to exit.
- No surveillance for blackmail.
- No psychological control without freedom of speech.
- No torture.
- No ignoring sovereignty.
- No fraud.
- No red market economy.
- No aggressive military action.
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