Recommended Reading

So you have come to the conclusion that I may have a few good points. Or you have decided that I'm completely nuts and you want to know what I've been filling my head with to come to these conclusions. Either way, here is a list of books I recommend to get to the bottom of this (in no particular order):

  • Going To Jail - If you have come to the conclusion that a particular belief of yours is one that requires uncompromised action, you will eventually end up in jail. These folk have been there for that reason. You may or may not agree with their specific framework, but they have some insight to offer. The book is published in print by their organization and offered online.
  • J. Neil Schulman's Alongside Night - This is a fictional account of a not-so-distant dystopian future where the US government has grown too large and hyperinflation has set in. In addition to government, there is a thriving underground on the tipping-point of knocking the fragile government off its pedestal. I see it as the agorist playbook. It's also scary how accurate the writer's predictions are, from a sociopolitical perspective. You can get it on Kindle or paperback.
  • America's Great Depression - This is a very detailed and technical account of what lead up to the worst depression in American history. Rothbard totally knew his stuff. He explains the details of the business cycle and why the banking cartels were the cause of the booms and busts in concert. History has and always repeated itself, so this is an important topic to study. Rothbard is also as anarchistic as they come, so he treats the material from the proper perspective. There's an audio form, but because of the charts, I recommend getting it in print or on Kindle.
  • How to Be Invisible: The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Personal Privacy, Your Assets, and Your Life (Revised Edition) - If you have been convinced about the goals of agorism, it is time to get serious about your privacy. This book will point you in the right direction towards that end by outlining practical techniques. This is not an agorist book. It is more mainstream. The specific techniques as they relate to the formation of an LLC may or may not be relevant to an agorist. But the goals are the same. You can get it on Kindle or paperback.
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong - Take back history and get away from the political bias. How? Everyone has a political bias. This way: I recommend reading as many authors as possible when it comes to all kinds of history. This author specifically targets the kinds of history you were never taught in government schools. You can get it on Kindle or paperback.
  • The Case For Democracy: The Power Of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny And Terror - This guy is a complete nutjob. The only reason I am listing his book is so you can practice tuum nosce hostem (know your enemy). If there ever was a neocon playbook, this is it. You can get it on Kindle or paperback.
  • Atlas Shrugged - Just read it and get it over with. Or better yet, get Atlas Shrugged (Cliffs Notes). Neither of these are offered on Kindle at the moment. It's just as well.
  • The FairTax Book - No, I do not recommend the Fair Tax. I think it is unfair. This is more tuum nosce hostem. The reason you should look at this is to see how the political folk try to whip up agitation and make fake grassroots (aka astroturf). You can get it on Kindle or paperback.
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Puffin Classics) - I have had a lot of people recommend this book to me for various reasons. From my perspective, it's a great way to wrap your head around the idea of paradigm shift, believe it or not. The abolitionists were seen as evil from Huck's perspective. This was actually a major plot point in the story. The anarchists are seen in very similar light today. If the world could overcome slavery, why can't the world overcome statism? You can get it on Kindle or paperback.
  • 1984 (Signet Classics) - Do I really have to explain why this title is on my list? You can get it on Kindle or paperback.
  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Another anarchist futuristic fiction. Not a bad fiction too. A lot of technical detail to help suspend disbelief. Just a little dated on the technicals (being published in 1966). Surprisingly, not as dated as Alongside Night, from the technical perspective. Only on paperback (audio version available).
  • Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition - I find this book fascinating. It's an account of a man who decided to live a simple life. That's right, he did it on purpose. Some people live a simple life because they have to. Thoreau didn't try this just for kicks. He didn't really even do it to be critical of decadence, though he does give the idea a few jabs. The reason I find it fascinating is because of the relative little work it requires, once a person is ramped up to tackle it. By today's standards, his experiment was camping. The difference between his simple living and today is so much, in terms of economics, it's staggering. It's worth looking at. This version is only offered in paperback, but I'll bet there's a Kindle version without annotation.
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