Economic secession

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Economic secession has been variously defined by sources. In its narrowest sense, it is abstention from the state’s economic system – for instance by replacing the use of government money with barter, Local Exchange Trading Systems, or commodity money (such as gold). Wendell Berry may have coined the term "economic secession." He promoted his own version in his 1991 essay Conservation and Local Economy. John T. Kennedy used the term to refer to all human action that is forbidden by the State.[1]

Samuel Edward Konkin III used the term "counter-economics" to refer to a similar concept.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Kennedy, John T. “Economic Secession” 18 March 2003
  2. ^ The Agorist Institute Report to Supporters, Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 1996

External links

  • "Economic Secession" by John T. Kennedy
  • "Economic Secession Won’t Succeed" by Gene Callahan
  • "Economic Secession: A Rebuttal" by Claire Wolfe
  • "Counter-Economics: Our Means" by Samuel Edward Konkin III, chapter three of New Libertarian Manifesto
  • Abstract: Wendell Berry's "Conservation and Local Economy"
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