“Finally! A newsletter focused on agorism and counter-economics. The technology underlying agorism and the community surrounding it are growing so fast, it’s tough to keep track of it all. I’m looking forward to finding new topics/ideas/technologies and people on these pages.”
James Corbett of the CorbettReport.com
Important question for action-taking libertarians who know the State won’t solve the problems it’s created...
What’s the biggest difference between people who build multiple successful businesses, profit from cryptocurrencies, live self-sufficiently, and avoid paying taxes without worrying about who’s president or what the Fed does...
...and those who keep voting, keep protesting, and keep getting screwed over by the government?
If you guessed they live off-grid in a forest, you’d be wrong.
If you guessed they don’t live in America, you’d still be wrong.
And if you guessed…
...they’re well-connected in Washington.
...they’re working jobs I could never have.
...or they’re smarter than me, they’re richer than me, or they’re luckier than me…
You’d be dead wrong.
Because here’s the deal…
Understanding Liberty Isn’t Enough to Grow Your Wealth, Weaken the State, and Change the World (You’re Missing Something Critical)
We libertarians are too smart for our own good.
We’re hyper-focused on pointing out the roots of the problems in society (State intervention), on having the perfect arguments (for Twitter debates and family get togethers), and on being the smartest ones in the room.
We’ve become our worst enemies...intellectual eggheads.
But here’s the real, personal tragedy:
We’ve gotten so good at identifying the problem, we’ve forgotten how to create a solution.
Now don’t get us wrong, educating yourself is one of the most important pro-freedom actions you can take.
Same with telling people the truth.
And we don’t begrudge anyone who votes. As far as we’re concerned, voting is a form of self-defense against a worse oppressor (since we’re all slaves on a tax farm anyway).
But at some point, you have to ask yourself…
Will reading Rothbard help you feed your family?
Will shutting down your socialist Facebook friends help you secure a prosperous financial future?
Will listening to libertarian podcasters allow you to build a successful business?
And will any of this stop the State in any meaningful sense?
While you’re busy blogging about Austrian economics, the bombs keep dropping, the prisons keep swelling, and the collectivists continue marching onward.
Because here’s the hard-to-swallow reality…
Most people don’t want to hear the truth.
They won’t listen to your well-reasoned arguments.
They will deny evidence, facts, and logic.
And all that time spent learning liberty will be wasted.
Instead of shouting the truth at people…
You show them the truth.
And instead of shouting into a social media void…
You become a better provider for your family, grow your bank (and crypto accounts), and dissolve the government indirectly.
The (In)Direct Path to Freedom and Wealth
99% of people didn’t know about Bitcoin until 2017.
Now the financial news networks cover it every day!
That didn’t happen because a majority of Americans read Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper.
It happened because liberty-minded individuals quietly adopted the technology, started voluntarily buying and trading with it underground, and “normies” eventually caught on and started using it.
No direct political action needed. Just plain ol’ human action in the market.
That’s just one example of the “secret” to undermining the State’s power and creating new economic opportunities for yourself.
There’s a word for this “secret” and we’ll tell you what it is and how libertarians like you can use it to fight the State and get rich at the same time.
But, before we do, you’ll need to dramatically shift your thinking about achieving liberty…
4 Liberating Truths You MUST Awaken to Immediately if You Want to Live Independently and Become Wealthy Outside of the Rigged Political System
Myth #1: To Change Government, You Need to Vote the Right Guy into Office
Donald Trump was supposed to drain the swamp.
Plenty of libertarians voted for him.
To be fair, Hillary Clinton seemed much, much worse.
But has Donald Trump actually “drained the swamp”?
He ditched some regulations and cut some taxes.
But he still filled his cabinet with ex-Goldman Sachs guys like Obama did.
He said “They” lied us into the Iraq War.
But we’re still in Afghanistan and Iraq fighting a never-ending war on terror.
And even if you like Donald Trump and think he’s giving it his best shot…
With a deep state as powerful and large as the one we have right now, do you really think a president can change anything?
Any president would be severely compromised.
To put it bluntly, “voting the right guy into office” will NOT dismantle the powers-that-shouldn’t-be.
Myth #2: Participating in the Political Process is the Only Way to Change Politics
This is gonna sting, but…
How long was Ron Paul in Congress?
A total of 13 terms?
He was the most libertarian congressman we’ve seen in a century.
But was he successful in scaling back the State?
Well, he voted against the Iraq War.
But guess what?
George Bush invaded Iraq anyway.
He voted no against the stimulus package to bail out the banks in 2009.
But guess what?
Obama bailed out those banks anyway.
Ron Paul endlessly campaigned to audit the Fed.
But guess what?
The Fed still hasn’t been audited (and probably never will be).
If even the most radical libertarian can’t change the government from the inside...it’s a waste of time for you, too.
Myth #3: Changing America Requires a 1776-Style Revolution
The American Revolution of 1776 sparked the greatest experiment in free markets and limited government the world had ever seen…
You know what we have to show for it 240+ years later?
The largest Government in the history of mankind.
This beastly leviathan has obliterated your rights, liberties, and wealth in countless ways.
And the document that gave it life, the Constitution, has done very little to stop its growth.
There’s the Federal Reserve, the most influential central bank in the world, which has helped cause every major boom and bust cycle since the Great Depression.
It’s destroyed the value of our money.
If you bought an item worth $20 in 1913 - when the Federal Reserve was founded - that same item would cost $509.17 today.
That’s a cumulative inflation rate of 2445.3%.
Then there’s the big 3 wars:
- War on drugs - resulting in the highest incarceration rate in the world and human suffering on an immeasurable scale.
- War on privacy - resulting in the creation of a Stasi-style surveillance state where everything is tracked, traced, and databased.
- War on terror - resulting in a domestic police state and perpetual foreign wars with countless human rights violations.
So while the American Revolution was valiant, it still failed completely to protect us from the State.
Another bloody revolution won’t help.
Myth #4: If You Can’t Change Politics, You Might as Well Drop Out and Become an Off-Grid Prepper
We’ve got nothing against off-grid preppers. For some people, this is a good life.
But it’s an option chosen by 1 of 2 people:
- True believers who know how to prep and live off-grid (and love it).
- Cynical, depressed, and downtrodden folks who’ve been fighting a losing battle for too long and want to give up the fight.
If you’re reading this, and you believe this myth, you probably fit into the second category.
We don’t blame you.
In today’s cultural, political, and economic climate, it’s hard to get anything you want as a freedom-lover.
Investing in the stock market is often too risky and volatile.
The Fed has all but destroyed a once-prosperous housing market.
Interventions in the economy and arbitrary regulations stifle entrepreneurship.
And the list goes on and on.
Living free seems to be a long-lost pipe dream.
It’s tempting to throw in the towel, pack up your valuables, and watch the world burn from a remote spot in the mountains.
But all is not lost...
The “Secret” to Fighting the State And Getting Rich at the Same Time
If revolutions, politics, voting, education, and returning to nature won’t stop the State…
One word coined in the ‘70s by radical libertarian theorist Samuel Edward Konkin III:
"Agorism is the consistent integration of libertarian theory with counter-economic practice." Samuel E Konkin III
The peaceful economic exchange of goods and services outside of the State’s control.
Often called “counter-economics” - black and grey markets - because you ignore the State’s laws, regulations, and restrictions in commerce.
In other words, you’re buying and selling what you want, how you want, with whomever you want, any time you want WITHOUT government approval.
Does it work?
Why do you think Marijuana is fully legal in 9 states and medically legal in another 30 states?
Because growers, dealers, and consumers used it illegally until it reached a cultural tipping point and government couldn’t ignore it any longer (and they knew they couldn’t stop it).
Marijuana moved from the black and grey markets into the white market.
What were young people in Soviet Russia doing to undermine the State’s power? Getting high, listening to rock ‘n roll, and smuggling in American denim jeans.
They wanted the fruits of capitalism instead of the waste of communism. They realized the State wouldn’t give them what they wanted (and needed) so they got it themselves.
A lot of states proposed and passed new gun control measures in the wake of shootings like Parkland. It would seem to regular people that the 2nd Amendment is in trouble.
Nope. You can now 3D print guns or use a CNC mill to make most of the parts of an AR-15 in your own garage.
Agorism for the win again.
"Using political means to achieve free-market ends is self-destructive and self-defeating." Samuel E Konkin III
Each of these examples of Agorism shows you 3 things:
- You CAN take your power back from the State.
- You CAN help create a freer world.
- And you CAN make money doing it.
We’re about to share with you HOW you can put Agorism into action.
- How to do business in all markets.
- How to protect your wealth from taxation.
- How (and what) to invest your money in for maximum returns and minimum risk.
- How to use “off-grid technology” to save energy (and money) while living on the grid.
- How to build a network of Agorists you can trade with.
And how to slowly dissolve the State while you do it.
These outcomes are within your reach.
They don’t require any special skills or specific knowledge.
But they DO require a step-by-step approach...
A guide that walks you through the strategies, systems, and tools that are working RIGHT NOW and how to use them immediately.
A roadmap you can access instantly for navigating around the government and charting a course for financial and personal freedom.
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The only Agorist newsletter in the world where each issue delivers 50+ pages of highly actionable strategies, guides, and tools for building your wealth, independence, and a free society outside of the rigged political system
Every month, you’ll receive an issue of the Counter Markets Newsletter that contains:
- A step-by-step approach for living, working, and playing on your own terms without asking permission from the State.
- Strategies for investing in cryptocurrencies, gold, and silver for long-term financial gains.
- Case studies and specific tips and advice for starting and growing your own business with or without a license (and without paying taxes).
- Forecasts for the economy and how to safeguard (or grow) your wealth during a financial collapse.
- In-depth DIY guides for growing your own food, generating your own energy, and manufacturing your own goods.
And the motivation and instruction for building a free world (and a liberated life) without the State through Agorist, counter-economic action.
Who Are We to Tell You How to Get Rich and Starve the State?
We’re self-made libertarian entrepreneurs who live and breathe Agorism.
We’ve built, bootstrapped, and grown multiple online and offline businesses for many years ranging from alternative media and advertising to wealth management and cryptocurrency solutions, and self-sufficiency.
We got involved with Bitcoin in 2011 as investors, miners, merchants, promoters, and developers. In 2018, our team founded CoinText, a VC-funded SMS cryptocurrency service to send money to anyone with a mobile phone number or crypto wallet.
What drives us to do what we do?
Hate for Violent Aggression and Love for Freedom. Same as you.
We tried for too long to change things that were completely out of our control.
Most libertarians do.
And what happens?
The national debt continues climbing. Social Security and Medicaid are still going insolvent.
The police state grows larger. And the war drums continue beating.
Not to mention our bank accounts shrink, our assets dwindle, and our financial future becomes grim.
We realized resistance was futile...IF we were trying to change the system politically.
So instead of fighting the State directly, on their terms, playing their games…
We decided to focus on changing all the things in our control: our actions, investments, networks, businesses, skills, and communities.
We decided to fight economically.
That’s how we found true freedom.
The Counter Markets Newsletter is the hard-won result of experimenting, failing, and learning how to live completely free.
We’ve been arrested.
We’ve lost money.
We’ve missed opportunities.
We figured out how to avoid the regulators.
How to avoid taxes.
How to profit from simple investments.
How to predict and capitalize on market trends.
How to operate urban gardens and 3D printers.
How to start, run, grow, and sell successful businesses.
And we put it all in the Counter Markets Newsletter.
Counter Markets Contributors
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Leading Agorist and independent journalist.
Here’s Exactly What You Get in Each and Every Issue of Counter Markets
The Counter Markets Newsletter is divided into 5 main sections:
Trends & Forecasting
Wealth Protection & Growth
Bitcoin & Silver Reports
1. Trends and Forecasting: Developments in economics, politics, and technology
2. Entrepreneurship: Ideas and tools to succeed in life and business
3. Self-Sufficiency: Tools and tips to become more self-reliant
4. Wealth: Strategies to protect & grow wealth outside of the corrupt system
5. Bitcoin & Silver Reports: Analysis and forecasts for bitcoin and silver
Trends and Forecasting: Profit in ANY Economic Climate
Think of us as your own personal “wealth weathermen” to get in front of important trends.
Every day we analyze global and local trends to find the hidden opportunities for big gains most people like you (and many pro investors) won’t notice.
You’ll get a backseat pass to the driving forces behind emerging trends so you can get in on the action before anyone else.
And you’ll receive privileged information about the impacts of these trends and the opportunities that exist for you.
Our forecasts and analysis include:
- Why you shouldn’t fear autonomous, self-driving vehicles (and how they’ll ultimately undermine the State’s power and improve your life in 8 key areas) - Issue #1, pg. 12
- The rise of “technocracy” and the technologies developed by corporations, sold to governments, and used by cops to predict crime, bust drug dealers, and all but erase the 4th Amendment (yes, you should be scared...but you can fight back) - Issue #15, pg. 3
- 10 alternative social media and content sharing sites that actively preserve your privacy and freedom of speech (and why it’s time to exit the “surveillance state” known as Facebook and the other major social sites) - Issue #8, pg. 3
- A list of careers that will absolutely disappear after the rise of AI and the “fourth industrial revolution” (but why you shouldn’t believe the doom and gloom headlines + all the jobs that won’t be automated that you can jump into now) - Issue #3, pg. 4
- The 7 digital trends shaping the future of commerce, decentralizing economic control and empowering consumers and producers - Issue #7, pg. 3
Entrepreneurship: Build and Grow Profitable Businesses
You’ve probably heard it before, but you need to hear it again…
Today, right now, is the best time to start your own business and grow wealth (inside or outside) the system.
In every issue of Counter Markets, you’ll get tried-and-true business strategies from successful libertarian entrepreneurs.
You’ll discover how to make money and grow your wealth without the IRS stealing 40% of it (or more) each year.
You’ll understand how to trade with alternative currencies such as Bitcoin or gold.
And you’ll learn techniques and strategies for operating a business in the black or grey markets, outside the scope of government oversight or intrusion.
You can expect to receive insights such as:
- The easiest way to accept cryptocurrency payments for your products and services without the State taxing your earnings - Issue #17, pg. 17
- 5 critical lessons for running a “grey” Agorist enterprise and avoiding government bureaucrats (as best you can) from the serial entrepreneur Vin Armani - Issue #15, pg. 20 and Issue #16, pg. 14
- How TOMS shoes used storytelling to build a multi-billion dollar business (and how you can tell your business’s story using this simple 6-sequence process developed by a head story artist at Pixar) - Issue #8, pg. 22
- Software is creating the future and coders will be its kings, which means it’s time for you to learn how to code if you want to design a free world - Issue #12, pg. 13
- How to create an in-home broadcast studio (and build an independent content creation empire) for only $870 - Issue #13, pg. 19
Self-Sufficiency: Live Independently and Produce Basic Necessities
You need to know how to survive and thrive without asking for permission, without getting a license, and without getting caught.
That’s why we deliver DIY guides on everything from 3D printers to solar power so you know how to keep your family warm, put food on the table, and create the things you need to live comfortably while staying as off-grid as possible.
But more than self-sufficient living, you’ll learn about technologies and platforms that are decentralizing both the government’s and the corporatists’ control over our lives. And we’ll show you how to use these tools to live free and prosper.
- A complete step-by-step guide to collecting rainwater, from choosing the right rain barrels to building your own underwater reservoir - Issue #17, pg 21
- The secret for creating renewable natural gas used for stoves, vehicles, and generating electricity that’s sweeping Thailand (and how to set it up yourself quickly and cheaply) - Issue #16, pg. 33
- A real-world 3D printing case study featuring 5 new medical devices created on a local level, proving that 3D printing solves previously unsolvable problems (and what lies in the future for this highly disruptive technology) - Issue #12, pg. 22
- How to automate tasks, chores, and even your urban farming project using simple, open source microcontrollers you can set up in a day - Issue #8, pg. 30
- Everything you need to know about hydroponics (from a professional urban farmer) and how to set up your own grow operation in a small space for under $200 + all the materials you’ll need to grow enough leafy greens to eat every single day - Issue #13, pg. 27
Wealth: Grow Your Wealth Outside of Wall Street and Away from the Taxman
The government steals your money any way it can.
We show you how to invest your fiat USD into commodities, properties, cryptocurrencies, and more to safeguard your wealth from the greedy hands of politicians.
And then we show you how to leverage these assets to grow your wealth and financial security long term.
We’ll also walk you through systems and processes you can use to circumvent traditional banking or investment options in order to get higher returns without letting the banksters profit from your activity.
You’ll learn about:
- The top 5 cryptocurrencies you must invest in long term (and why you should avoid most altcoins and their never-ending “pump and dump” schemes) - Issue #1, pg. 35
- 8 proven and powerful strategies for avoiding paying taxes (from the mundane to the extreme) - Issue #4, pg. 40
- How to create diehard fans and explode revenue (or cause social outrage and lose millions of dollars) through “cultural capital” - Issue #17, pg. 31
- A 14-point strategy for storing and growing your wealth off-grid and “on-grid” (even statists could get behind) - Issue #3, pg. 38
- How to survive the collapse of the US dollar (and the 8 types of currencies you must have to thrive in the aftermath) - Issue #13, pg. 42
Bitcoin And Silver Reports
If you want to profit from Bitcoin, you need to know when to buy and sell it.
Every month, we dive into the latest Bitcoin activity, showing you when it dipped and rose in price and the activity surrounding these events.
We’ll give you insight into the mind of a Bitcoin trader and forecast future activity so you’ll be prepared to “strike” at the right moments.
Silver has been one of the best-performing reserves for wealth next to gold since money was invented. But it's currently way under
We analyze current monetary policy, global market activity, and economies in key countries to give you insights into how the US dollar and stock market is performing so you know what’s driving the price of silver up or down.
We also show you how well silver has been trading, recap its latest activity, and forecast what’s coming in the future so you know when and how to invest your wealth in this precious metal as a proven safe-haven from recessions, depressions, and collapses.
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Now is your chance to stop thinking about liberty...and start practicing it.
Stop letting the State dictate your life...and live on your own terms.
Stop reading about great freedom pioneers of the past...and be one.
The State doesn’t care what you know, what you read, what you watch, or what you think.
It cares about what you ultimately DO.
The one thing it fears the most is being irrelevant.
It fears the day that people stop listening to its arbitrary demands.
Frankly, it’s afraid of being ignored.
And the day you can ignore the State is the day you become truly free.
But if you don’t…
You stay trapped playing the State’s rigged game.
As long as you’re doing that…
You’re not free at all.
So you can remain a tax slave, content with “fighting” the State through politics (and never make an ounce of difference in your life or the world)...
Or you can choose to participate in CREATING freedom in real-time, laying a foundation for a free society that your kids and their kids can enjoy all while securing your wealth here and now by fighting the State through counter-economics…
"It is difficult to imagine how we could have a free society - should we wish it - without a free market." Samuel E Konkin III