25 Anarcho-Capitalist Things You Can Do Now!
by Frederick Mann
This is the fourth in a series of articles on the Economic
Means to Freedom. The idea for this article was inspired
by: At 12:52 PM 10/12/97, Geoff Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Yes. I agree, this is something I would like to see more
>of on the list. "Ten things you can do to live an anarcho-
>capitalist life now!" What are the current, practical things
>we can do to not be hypocritical against our politics (or
>lack of politics)? I would like to *make the assumption* that
>anarcho-capitalism/libertarianism is the best system, and go
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Anarcho-Capitalism and Economic Means to Freedom
The *practice* -- as opposed to the theory, or
communication without action -- of anarcho-capitalism
is synonymous with what I've been calling the Economic
Means to Freedom. The practice of anarcho-capitalism
is also the practice of the Economic Means to Freedom.
So what might be "Ten things you can do to live an
anarcho-capitalist life now!"?
I've been a practicing anarcho-capitalist for more
than 25 years. Yet I find the above question tough
to answer. We're all in "different places" regarding
our marketable skills, financial situation, knowledge
of practical freedom, willingness to take risks, etc.
So let me make a list of more than ten things.
>From this list, select 10 things you think might
be appropriate for you, then prioritize them into a
sequence that is most appropriate for your individual
situation, and then *do* them!
1. Identify or develop some activity that enables you
to earn money (in an honest manner) that is effectively
invisible to terrocrats (terrorist bureaucrats or
coercive political agents). Examples: become a
professional gambler; become a successful trader or
investor, utilizing financial structures like offshore
corporations, trusts, and/or foundations; sell "how-to"
information related to your areas of expertise; organize
seminars/workshops related to your areas of expertise;
publish a newsletter; develop a course on practical
anarcho-capitalism and market/deliver it via Internet.
Check out <http://www.loompanics.com/> for more ideas.
2. Read the book 'The Incredible Secret Money Machine'
by Don Lancaster, This book has partially inspired me
to create a number of "money machines" that provide me
with income streams invisible to terrocrats. Check out
his website <http://www.tinaja.com/>, for an example of
an Internet-based business. Also check out Dr. Hewitt-
Gleeson's "School of Thinking" <http://www.sot.com.au/>.
3. Study the 'Millionaire Reports' which contain a wealth
of money-making principles not available anywhere else
4. Organize a group of people to meet, share information,
and brainstorm the specific things each anarcho-capitalist
individual might do. Ideas for new anarcho-capitalist
businesses may be generated. Business partnerships could
5. Improve your degree of privacy. Set up "alternatives"
that are more private than your "public persona." Check
out <http://www.orlandomaildrop.com/>. If you do some
WWW searching and you follow links, you may find several
dozen organizations that provide information and services
that facilitate the practice of anarcho-capitalism.
Check out <http://www.paladin-press.com/>. Check out
6. Learn to operate in ways that minimize or eliminate
"paper trails" that provide terrocrats with information
they could use against you. For example, use credit cards
issued by offshore banks. Find private ways to handle
all or much of your banking needs. See the financial
institutions mentioned in the first article of this series
7. Improve your marketing skills. Check out Dr. Hewitt-
Gleeson's "NewSell" course at <http://www.sot.com.au/>.
8. Adopt an attitude of constantly looking for incremental
advantages in life generally -- <http://www.neo-tech.com/>.
In exploring Neo-Tech, I find it useful to distinguish
between any material with the word "Zon" and other material.
I find much of the other material quite useful. Some of
the "Neo-Tech Advantages" as well as the information on
"neocheating" I find particularly valuable.
9. Develop your thinking skills. I suggest you start with
Dr. Michael Hewitt-Gleeson's "Brain Freebie" course at
10. If you work for a company, explore the possibility
of setting up your own business (doing whatever you're
now doing for the company), and having your business
provide these services to the company. Note that this
is different from being a "private contractor." The
company doesn't contract with you as a private contractor;
it contracts with "your business," which is an entity
separate from you.
11. If it's appropriate for you, and you can do so legally
and safely, exit whatever tax systems you may currently
subscribe to. As with an e-mail list, you always have
the option to "unsubscribe" -- though some instances are
more difficult and dangerous than others!
12. Subscribe to the Advanced Freedom Solutions list. It is
especially designed for practicing anarcho-capitalists, and
aspiring anarcho-capitalists <mailto:AFSemail@example.com>
with SUBSCRIBE in the body of your message.
13. Take creative action to safeguard assets from terrocrats
and other thieves and robbers. Organize your affairs so you
own nothing of great value, but you benefit from entities such
as trusts, offshore foundations and/or corporations, etc. that
own certain assets. Check out <http://www.nestmann.com/>.
Also search WWW for books by Adam Starchild.
14. Become a "permanent tourist" (PT) -- wherever you happen
to be at any time, you're "just a tourist staying for a short
time and then moving on" -- <http://www.bitnet.co.uk/scope/>.
15. Check out the free-enterprise financial institutions
mentioned in the first article of this series and get involved
with them as appropriate <http://www.buildfreedom.com/eco1.htm>.
Check out 'Laissez Faire City" <http://www.lfcity.com>. Also
contains important information on individual sovereignty.
16. Check out "Counter-Economics" as described by 'The Agorist
Institute' at <http://agorist.com/>.
17. If your psyche includes a wimp that is shit-scared of "the state"
or "the government," check out <http://www.buildfreedom.com/> in
general and <http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/wua5.htm> in particular.
Increase your personal power <http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/tl10.htm>.
18. Learn to operate in a manner such that that you focus on
taking actions under your direct control. You want to do things
that are directly linked to the results you wish to achieve.
If you have to beg others to change their behavior in order for
you to succeed, you tend to lose your power. For example, if
like Wes Burt you beg "the establishment" to take notice of
Peter H. Rossi's "Iron Law" or Burt's "Teflon Topic," the
most likely result is that you render yourself powerless.
(By his own admission, Wes has been going at it since 1969,
without producing any results!)
19. Observe the results -- or lack of results -- you produce
and learn from them. Become more flexible. Experiment. Change
strategies and tactics until you find what works. And keep
improving that. (During the past four years, people have made
of the order of $100 million in the free-enterprise sector as a
result of information at <http://www.buildfreedom.com/>.)
At 12:52 PM 10/12/97, Geoff Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> also
>Which goes along the lines of something John Clark once said
>(I paraphrase): "Anarcho-capitalism has become feasible because
>we have the technology to maintain it." This statement says
>we have the *potential* to maintain an anarchy, but how do we
>actually do it?
20. Discover that you are free and sovereign by nature. Read
Harry Browne: 'How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World' and
Rose Wilder Lane: 'The Discovery of Freedom' -- both available
from <http://www.laissezfaire.org/>. Check out the "sovereign
individual paradigm" at <http://colossus.net/wepinsto/wshome.html>
as well as <http://www.buildfreedom.com/>.
21. Learn "Freedom Technology" -- the practical knowledge, skills,
and methods to live the free life of an anarcho-capitalist; the
street-smart know-how to run rings around terrocrats and to outwit
them at every turn; the *HOW* of the Economic Means to Freedom.
The many links in this article mostly point to various aspects of
Freedom Technology, starting with <http://www.buildfreedom.com/>.
22. Read 'Deep Anarchy' by Extropy cofounder Max More at
<http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/tl07d.htm> to discover that
the entire world has always been in a state of anarchy. Max
More: ""Deep Anarchy" is the view that results from these
thoughts; it is the idea that we *already* live in an anarchy."
Mr. More emphasizes that, "There is no "State." There are only
individuals acting in a statist manner..." We need to focus on
"Bringing About a Better Anarchy."
23. Study <http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/tl07a.htm> -- 'The
Anatomy of Slavespeak' -- to discover the extent to which you
may effectively have been oppressing yourself with your own
words. Study <http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/tl07e.htm> to
discover some of the most basic factors that keep coercive
political systems in place.
24. Become superhealthy. We need to outcompete and outlive
terrocrats and their supporters. In the near future I'll
compile a compendium of my best health links and references.
25. Study my series of articles on the Economic Means to Freedom
<http://www.buildfreedom.com/eco1.htm>. Watch out for future
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