For the ancient Greeks, the center of social activity was the Agora, a lively marketplace where people came not only to buy and sell goods, but also to meet to exchange news and ideas. That same philosophy is what drives Agora.
What is Agora?
We are a network for various publishers of financial, health, travel and special interest books and newsletters — each offering ideas, information and insights you can’t find anywhere else.
Some of what our members publish is very practical — such as how to get the best price for an airline ticket or how to best manage arthritis pain. Other topics are rather abstract — such as man’s relationship to the state, or how monetary policy affects our lives. But all of these messages have something in common. They all celebrate the virtue of thinking independently and taking responsibility for your own life.
Of course, a lot of mainstream media sources now say they’re trying to do the same thing. As one famous news source put it, “We Report. You Decide.” But we’ve been advocating independent ideas and lifestyles for nearly 30 years now..
Today, the companies that make up the Agora network publish more than 300 books and 40 newsletters, reaching 1 million readers from around the world. We’re now based in the historic Mount Vernon of Baltimore, and several of the businesses that have joined our organization operate out of a collection of 19th century mansions in the area. Agora and its affiliated companies boast a footprint in 17 countries worldwide. As a collection, we are creating an online presence to rival some of the biggest media empires on the planet — and taking our message to more people than ever before. We also make use of old-fashioned conferences, seminars and group meetings to facilitate, enliven and enrich the process of sharing ideas and information. By offering a wide range of ideas on an innumerable list of topics, we’re proud to say the ancient Greeks’ idea of the Agora lives on.
The companies that make up the Agora network are driven by people that have many backgrounds. We have doctoral candidates, former opera singers, teachers, tour operators and military veterans. Some found us through an ad in the paper, others from this website. But many more of them have heard about Agora and its affiliated businesses from friends or family who worked here.
We are always helping ambitious, enthusiastic, and creative individuals find a place where they can be themselves and use their knowledge and energy in an environment that encourages the growth of new ideas from employees at all levels…