Web developer, left-libertarian writer, student of philosophy


Senior Fellow and Trustee, Center for a Stateless Society


Rad Geek People's Daily: official state media for a secessionist republic of one


The Many Monopolies, 24 Aug 2011
Describes four ways in which markets are distorted by government interventions, explains Tucker's "Four Monopolies", examines five present-day monopolies and discusses Tucker's libertarian views
"Legal mandates and government monopolies produce captive markets in which customers are artificially locked in to particular services or sellers that they wouldn't otherwise patronize because political requirements enforce the demand. For example, the car insurance market is shaped by laws requiring insurance and regulating the minimum service that must be purchased. Captive markets legally guarantee privileged companies access to a steady stock of customers, corralled by the threat of fines and arrest."


Charles Johnson on his Many Publications, Libertarian Feminism and Anarchic Individualism, by Charles W. Johnson, Anthony Wile, The Daily Bell, 29 Apr 2012
Topics include the Markets Not Capitalism anthology, some of his essays, his family, his work with Alliance of the Libertarian Left, war, constitutions, feminism, unions, the United States, Murray Rothbard, Austrian economics and the future
"I'm an individualist Anarchist writer ... nowadays I make my living with a combination of open-source web development, freelance writing, and printing and publishing literature from the anarchist tradition. I've written columns appearing in libertarian and anarchist publications like The Freeman and Free Voices; I keep a long-running blog at radgeek.com, which has been in operation since 2001; and I recently co-edited a large anthology of market anarchist writing, called Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty, which brings together a lot of the themes that have run through my work on individual liberty, voluntary co-operation, social movements for liberation and structures of social and economic power."

Books Authored

Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty
    by Gary Chartier (editor), Charles W. Johnson (editor), 5 Nov 2011
Partial contents: The Problem of Deformed Markets - Ownership - Corporate Power and Labor Solidarity - Inequality and Social Safety Nets - Barriers to Entry and Fixed Costs of Living - Freed-Market Regulation: Social Activism and Spontaneous Order
Related Topic: Free Market


Charles "Rad Geek" Johnson chats it up with MHD about Agorism, The Motorhome Diaries
Johnson explains agorism and counter-economics, including an example relating to intellectual property (at 1:20)