By Samuel Edward III Konkin
Within the new paperback variation of AN AGORIST PRIMER, Samuel Edward Konkin III -- the writer and most effective activist and theoretician of Agorism -- introduces the main robust skill to loose your self, shield and raise your wealth, and free up the complete of human society within the procedure! Agorism is utilized Counter-Economics -- the philosophy of conducting free-market actions in defiance of presidency regulate. An evolution of libertarianism, Agorism embraces all non-coercive human motion and opposes all strength- or fraud-based makes an attempt to stifle innovation, exchange, notion, and wealth. in case you have ever suspected that executive, academia, and different entities try to tug the wool over your eyes so that it will keep watch over your funds, your morality, and your existence, you will discover solutions and treatments in AN AGORIST PRIMER. in a single concise quantity, Samuel Edward Konkin III explains the speculation, ideas, and -- most crucial of all -- the perform of Agorism. should you imagine that consistency among skill and ends concerns, this is often the e-book for you! From the preface: "Agorism is a manner of wondering the realm round you, a mode of realizing why issues paintings the best way they do, how they do, and the way they are often handled -- how one can take care of them." Samuel Edward Konkin III is the writer of the seminal paintings on libertarianism and Agorism: New Libertarian Manifesto. Over the process thirty years, he wrote, edited, and released newsletters and magazines equivalent to Laissez Faire, New Libertarian Notes, and one hundred and one problems with the longest-running ebook of its style, New Libertarian Weekly. recognized to his acquaintances as SEK3, Mr. Konkin graduated cum laude from the collage of Alberta, serving as head of the younger Social credits League there. He got his Masters in Theoretical Chemistry at long island collage, yet left NYU with out filing his Ph.D. dissertation in Quantum Mechanics to pursue his lifelong efforts to advertise Counter-Economics and Agorism. He based the recent Libertarian Alliance, the circulate of the Libertarian Left, and the outreach association The Agorist Institute. His physique of labor is accessible from KoPubCo. compliment FOR AN AGORIST PRIMER: "A lot folks have waited twenty years for the discharge of this narrow tome... Clocking in at simply over a hundred pages, An Agorist Primer deals not just a simple-but-thorough rationalization of what agorism is, it additionally builds a rock-solid case for it... yet belief me, Konkin's well-structured argument for a unfastened society of the open market ("as just about untainted via robbery, attack, and fraud as will be humanly attained") is compelling. And he indicates convincingly that this type of society is actually available and sustainable. Sam's booklet actually is a primer; he strips down heavy-duty fiscal thought and libertarian philosophy with out diminishing both of them. An Agorist Primer could be a fast stroll throughout the fundamentals, however it by no means shortchanges the reader. And better of all, it is quite entertaining." --Wally Conger, Out of Step
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The Size of the Counter-Economy The Counter-Economy is vast. Our brief study of economics tells us that this should be no surprise. The more controls and taxation a State imposes on its people, the more they will evade and defy them. Since the United States is one of the less (officially) controlled countries, and the Counter-Economy here is fairly large, the global Counter-Economy should be expected to be even larger - and it is. S. government estimates of the size of just the tax-dodging part of the Counter-Economy is twenty to forty million of the population.
Counter-Economic "capitalists" sold shares in their companies and vacationed in Black Sea resorts. Managers of collective farms who needed a tractor replaced in a hurry look to the Counter-Economy rather than see their kolkhoz collapse awaiting a State tractor delivery. Currently, the Russian government seeks to reestablish State control of the economy by granting monopolies to cronies and imprisoning recalcitrant corporate executives. As with Communism, this flirtation with Fascism is just as doomed to failure.
At the same level of risk, in a highly developed market, interest rates should stabilize and slowly decrease - as wealth increases. Only if something becomes powerful enough - coercive enough - to monopolize (by force) all the media of exchange (or money supply) and then increase it so that the value of each unit declines, will another component appear to increase the interest rate (regardless of risk). Conceivably it could decrease the money supply so that the value would be expected to increase and interest to be discounted.