Abstract and Introduction
“Where the State divides and conquers its opposition, Libertarianism unites and liberates. Where the State beclouds, Libertarianism clarifies; where the State conceals, Libertarianism uncovers; where the State pardons, Libertarianism accuses .
Libertarianism, as developed to this point, discovered the problem and defined the solution: the State vs the Market. The Market is the sum of all voluntary human action. If one acts non-coercively, one is part of the Market. Thus did Economics become part of Libertarianism.”
(Source: Agorism: Our Goal, The New Libertarian Manifesto)
Elaborated by Konkin III, the Agorist message and Counter-Economic strategy has philosophically been of use to any individual who found themselves in pursuit of a more free, just, and ethical world.
Konkin called for the creation of a revolutionary movement lead by workers and entrepreneurs voluntarily cooperating in economic exchanges that take place outside of the State’s grasp. He called this movement The New Libertarian Alliance.
While the Agorism as a libertarian social philosophy and/or revolutionary market anarchism is not the object of this paper, we do extract a very powerful parallelism:
By acting non-coercively with Nature, it is possible to put Nature to work. Thus, we coin the world “Agrorismo”.
(Whereby “Nature” substitutes the word “Market” in Konkin equation)
Design can transform waste into a resource using the opportunity to capture the forces of nature to benefit from every component in our landscape, rather than continuously attempting to mitigate the environmental damages resulting from poor (or no) design.
“By making the right choices when we interact with nature, we create sustenance in our landscapes with little effort or work on our part. If we choose to let rainwater flow aimlessly from our rooftops and gutters it will erode centuries of soil from under our feet. Or we can choose to harness the potential of rainwater. When we harvest rainwater in a carefully planned way, we can use it to eat and cool greenhouses and homes, to spread fertility through the landscape, to grow fish, to irrigate plants and mushroom logs. Water has the power to destroy life or support life. The difference is in the design”
(Source: Shawn Jadrnicek, the Bio-integrated farm).
Nature knows no waste, and it is an invaluable resource to incorporate bio-integration principles.
What is unique about “Permaculture” is the integration of elements such as fish ponds, greenhouses, crops based on the most enduring answer : lets look at nature.
Learning and respecting the ancients roots of many ideas, it is possible to develop real world farm management best practices that translate into organic, resilient and highly productive systems based on the creative use of water, wind, sunlight, convection, gravity, decomposition and other free forces of nature.
“Work with nature, rather than against the natural elements, forces, pressures, processes, agencies, and evolutions, so that we assist rather than impede natural development.
The problem is the solution; everything works both ways. It is only how we see things that makes them advantageous or not. A corollary of this principle is that everything is a positive resource; it is just up to us to work out how we might use it as such.
Make the least change for the greatest possible effect
The yield of a system is theoretically unlimited. The only limit on the number of uses of a resource possible within a system is in the limit of the information and the imagination of the designer.
Everything gardens, or has an effect on its environment”
“Bill Mollison, Permaculture : A Designers’ Manual”