There’s No Crying in Agorism

Proponents of liberty have always sought ways of reducing government’s size and scope. One of the best ways to go about this, and at the same time build a society that isn’t reliant on the current corrupted system, is agorism, or purposely doing business in a grey or black market environment. This is done in order to withhold money from government without having to wait for tax cuts to be enacted, which is slow and inefficient at best and nothing but a dream at worst.

Unfortunately, some people seem to be under the impression that agorism is a walk in the park. I’ve heard numerous complaints from people whose expectations of the agorist vendor experience haven’t been met. Well, I’m here to offer a dose of reality on what to expect as an agorist business, and set the record straight on some bizarre misconceptions.

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13 Nonpolitical Ways to Fight for Liberty

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Like many before it, this election season has underscored the futility of American politics. Never before in recent memory have we been presented with choices so hostile to liberty. Politically speaking, we’re in for a rough, divisive next four years, with plenty of government expansion of power.

Thankfully, we have alternatives to politics. There are much better ways of effecting change for good than through voting. So don’t despair: get to work. Here are 13 of the best ways to advance the cause of human liberty outside of the political system.

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13 Nonpolitical Ways to Fight for Liberty – Engage in Agorism

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With only 10 days until the US presidential election, it seems like we’re counting down to our own extinction. Inside of politics, that may be true. Outside, however, the business of liberty is booming. If you’ve been following these 13 ways to fight for liberty before the election, you will already be using Bitcoin to break the Federal Reserve’s monetary control and practicing encryption to frustrate the NSA’s efforts to spy on your every word. Now it’s time to flip off the tax man and the regulatory bureaucracies. It’s time to try agorism. [Read more…]

The Revolution Will Be Digitized

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Imagine a puzzle that became harder to solve
each time you solved it.
And those who answer this riddle
are rewarded with chunks of data
which serve as currency
that threatens the greedy pigs
who rely on you and I
to replenish their troughs.

This so-called threat
is a digital rebel
that hides deep in the crypt,
outside of the corporate
Ponzi scheme.

Forged in a cooperative money system
absent of hierarchy
or centralization,
the rebel shatters
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Agorist cab service succeeds thanks to Bitcoin

No job. A Prius. And the will to succeed. For Riaz, the owner of Agora Cab, a Manchester, New Hampshire-based ride service, that was enough to become one of the city’s hottest new businesses.

In between jobs, Riaz began offering rides to friends for cash. Before long, word of mouth grew this side-gig into a full-fledged business. Day or night, wherever you are, you can always count on Agora Cab to give you a ride for well below market rates.

And the best part? You can pay in Bitcoin. In fact, a good chunk of Riaz’s business comes from the digital cryptocurrency.

If Agora Cab’s success teaches us anything, it’s that anyone can create opportunity. All it takes is an entrepreneurial spirit, a conducive environment like New Hampshire, and no one to stop you.

Joël Valenzuela is the editor of The Desert Lynx.