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Agorism is a free-market anarchist political philosophy founded by Samuel Edward Konkin III that believes the ultimate goal as bringing about a society in which all "relations between people are voluntary exchanges – a free market."

The term comes from the Greek word "agora," referring to an open place for assembly and market in ancient Greek city-states.

Agorist theory divides people into two classes: people who make their living through the market, and people who make their living by coercing others (called the "economic class" and "political class", respectively).

They support a nonviolent overthrow of the second class by the first, through peaceful black market and grey market activity, known as counter-economics.

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