What if I work for 90 hours in a week so that I can get a new flatscreen TV for my kids as well as a nice new jacket for myself? I'm sorry but I will never agree with a system, and neither will the majority of the world, wherein if you work extra hard you can't get more benefits.
Why would you work 90 hours a week if there's 'no incentive to work' (your words)? But for real, I'd much rather live in a society where people don't lose their hands making TVs they'll never afford anyway. In any case, I'm sure there'd be enough TVs for everyone m8. We've over-produced them under capitalism. We have a surplus already.
The majority of the world works extra hard and resides in slums, or factory housing, and most of them probably don't even dream of owning a flatscreen TV.
But being a police officer or a military member requires a lot of training and knowledge... as does being a doctor and even operating a street sweeper.
There's a difference between learning basic self-defense and the like, and receiving an extensive medical education. We won't be swapping doctors out every week.
Are you saying that people who are doctors and mechanics will also rotate positions? As in, everyone has to know how to be not only a doctor but also how to operate a crane?
No, he isn't saying that.
Why can't I own a yacht? f*ck you would be my attitude to the asshole who tells me I can't have a yacht after working years for it before I put a bullet in his head. Most people would agree. You can pry my stuff I worked for from my cold dead hands.
In the context of capitalist society, who owns yachts? Is it people that sell their labor in exchange for a wage, or is those that live on the backs of labor (i.e. wealthy captalists)? I don't know too many carpenters or fast food cashiers that own yachts. In fact, I'm fairly sure the vast majority of people don't own yachts. If you own a yacht, it's likely a product of exploitation, rather than your own hard work.
In any event, I don't think we'll have an issue with prying it from your cold dead hands.
As Raavi said, boaters are happy to share with other boaters and friends... boaters are some of the friendliest people. Out on the water everyone helps one another. But if you think I'm going to let some asshole who's from Montana and has never seen a boat before take my boat and drive it around, you're out of your mind. Again, most would agree.
Why do I feel like this wouldn't cause society to crumble?
Here's an oddball question: are there any decent novels that take place in a functional anarchic society?
As Black_MiD pointed out Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell is good non-fiction set during the Spanish Civil War. As for fiction, check out The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin. I've yet to read it myself, but I've heard a lot of great things about it. (And it's free at the Anarchist Library!)