One of the things that annoys me the most about anarcho-capitalists (the list is very long) is how they say unethical behavior by business will be stopped by ethical consumers who are aware of what companies do. While at the same time being unethical consumers who are ignorant of what companies do and buy from unethical companies e.g they drink coca cola, wear nike shoes, buy nestle products, as these companies ‘provide a ‘good service’. They then have the audacity to say that sweat shops are great because if people didn’t work in the sweat shops they would work in even worse conditions, and so believe supporting these workplaces will improve the lives of the poor.
Imagine what would occur in an anarcho-capitalist society? I can imagine them arguing ‘if 5 year olds weren’t working 12 hours in poorly lit factories they’d be working 15 hours in even worse lit factories’. In fact they make these remarks about child labour in the industrial revolution, which some of them see as an age to model as it’s prior to the rise of full statism as they define it.
In short the most unethical consumers say in their ideal society companies wouldn’t do bad things because of ethical consumers, who all believe in the same ideology that they do!