An Agorist Primer By Samuel Edward Konkin III


Samuel Edward Konkin III — the creator and premier activist and theoretician of Agorism — introduces the most powerful means to free yourself, protect and increase your wealth, and liberate the whole of human society in the process! Agorism is applied Counter-Economics — the philosophy of engaging in free-market activities in defiance of government control. An evolution of libertarianism, Agorism embraces all non-coercive human action and opposes all force- or fraud-based attempts to stifle innovation, trade, thought, and wealth. If you have ever suspected that government, academia, and other entities are trying to pull the wool over your eyes in order to control your money, your morality, and your life, you’ll find answers and remedies in An Agorist Primer. In one concise volume, Samuel Edward Konkin III explains the theory, principles, and — most important of all — the practice of Agorism. If you think that consistency between means and ends matters, this is the book for you! From the preface: “Agorism is a way of thinking about the world around you, a method of understanding why things work the way they do, how they do, and how they can be dealt with — how you can deal with them.” Samuel Edward Konkin III is the author of the seminal work on libertarianism and Agorism: New Libertarian Manifesto. Over the course of thirty years, he wrote, edited, and published newsletters and magazines such as Laissez Faire, New Libertarian Notes, and 101 issues of the longest-running publication of its kind, New Libertarian Weekly. Known to his friends as SEK3, Mr. Konkin graduated cum laude from the University of Alberta, serving as head of the Young Social Credit League there. He received his Masters in Theoretical Chemistry at New York University, but left NYU without submitting his Ph.D. dissertation in Quantum Mechanics to pursue his lifelong efforts to promote Counter-Economics and Agorism. He founded the New Libertarian Alliance, the Movement of the Libertarian Left, and the outreach organization The Agorist Institute. His body of work is available from KoPubCo.

Praise for An Agorist Primer: “A lot of us have waited two decades for the release of this slender tome… Clocking in at just over 100 pages, An Agorist Primer offers not only a simple-but-thorough explanation of what agorism is, it also builds a rock-solid case for it… But trust me, Konkin’s well-structured argument for a free society of the open marketplace (“as near to untainted by theft, assault, and fraud as can be humanly attained”) is compelling. And he shows convincingly that such a society is absolutely achievable and sustainable. Sam’s book truly is a primer; he strips down heavy-duty economic theory and libertarian philosophy without diminishing either of them. An Agorist Primer may be a quick walk through the basics, but it never shortchanges the reader. And best of all, it’s awfully entertaining.” ~ Wally Conger, Out of Step

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  •  Bob Vacanti

    An Agorist Primer

    Just finished An Agorist Primer and my entire being is shaking with excitement and trepidation. If I would’ve read this before the advent of cryptography and/or the internet, I probably would’ve written the entire thing off as crazy. With that being said, is it possible to practice agorism while virtually every material good is still being taxed, including ourselves? Would the Counter-Economy have to produce/manufacture everything separate from the State-Economy (taxless) before we could consider it truly agorist?

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