According to capitalist supporters, especially Austrian economists such as Ludwig Von Mises, they claim that free markets (or markets in general) are practically impossible without currency. They say that currency is required to establish price signals and thereby establish supply and demand. Any system without a supply and demand system will have gross inefficiencies and will either inevitably collapse (As Mises predicated with the USSR) or lapse into extreme poverty stuck in a barter system. Do anti-capitalist anarchists have a solution?
I know some claim that we can use computers but multiple studies have been done that show some of the most powerful super computers today can't even process the calculations needed for a small town with no currency, let alone a whole nation. I see mutualists talking about issuing currencies with funny rules. Funny rules include: Issuing currency for work (By a central planner?), the employee would pay for commodities and the currency would be destroyed which would break the supply and demand signals needed for the supplier the employee purchased from. Not only that, but a mutualist currency is just yet another fiat currency which robs us of our currencies purchasing power and robs us of experiencing the passive currency value increase on innovation (because the money supply is always inflating, which more than cancels out the innovations cost savings). Not to mention the economic booms and busts fiat currency creates and the corruption when someone has control over a currency system. And then there's the counterfeiter, what do you do with them?
This question would mainly be aimed at anarcho-syndicalists since they propose an industrial system (which I like for my standard of living), but that makes the calculations infinitely worse without a stable currency. It's not so bad for small communes (50-100 people or so) and it's not an issue with anarcho-primitivists because many tribes organically create their own commodity currencies such as shells, beads, feathers, special tokens which are precursors to the more energy intensive commodity currencies of gold, silver, etc of industrialised civilisations. Even people in Western Pennsylvania used whiskey as a commodity currency until George Washington came down, showed force, and killed a few civilians(Whiskey Rebellion) and then imposed the whiskey tax.
This question just bugs me, if there was a real solution to the Calculation Problem I would be much more comfortable with anti-capitalist anarchism. Especially since anarcho-syndicalists in places like Catalonia Spain killed anyone who used currencies, seems like an extreme solution for yet no obvious alternative. So, what do you think, is there a solution to the Calculation Problem?
Here's a link for probably a better explanation of the Calculation Problem: