Libertarian strategy proposed by Samuel E. Konkin III that strives to achieve a voluntary society via non-political means


Agorism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Agorism is a political philosophy founded by Samuel Edward Konkin III and developed with contributions by J. Neil Schulman that holds as its ultimate goal bringing about a society in which all 'relations between people are voluntary exchanges – a free market.' The term comes from the Greek word 'agora,' referring to an open place for assembly and market in ancient Greek city-states. Ideologically, it is a term representing a revolutionary type of free-market anarchism, Schulman integrated the idea of counter-economics into Konkin's libertarian philosophy, which is the advocacy of untaxed black market activity, which agorists say will lead to development of private defense force sufficient to protect private property and liberty from the state to the point where such protection is strong enough to overthrow the state. ..."

Web Sites

A wiki including a FAQ and various other resources


New Libertarian Manifesto [PDF], by Samuel Edward Konkin III, 1980
Electronic version available at; contents: Preface - Statism: Our Condition - Agorism: Our Goal - Counter-Economics: Our Means - Revolution: Our Strategy - Action: Our Tactics


Charles "Rad Geek" Johnson chats it up with MHD about Agorism, by Charles W. Johnson, The Motorhome Diaries
Johnson explains agorism and counter-economics, including an example relating to intellectual property (at 1:20)
New Libertarian Manifesto, by Samuel Edward Konkin III, 29 May 2009
Narrated by Mike Gogulski, includes text of manifesto