As long as we have a state, yes. The state can not be 'phased out' it must be overthrown. So untill we do that it mine as well be taking care of people. P.S. And the more inefficient it is (if you believe that) the quicker the state will be overthrown. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Past_and_present_anarchist_communities My favourites are http://www.christiania.org/".