What is Anarcho-capitalism?
“I define anarchist society as one where there is no legal possibility for coercive aggression against the person or property of any individual.” – Murray Rothbard –
Anarcho-capitalists, or ancaps for short, believe that the existence of a state (an organization with a monopoly on
Although Murray Rothbard is often regarded as the founder of anarcho-capitalism, the school of thought traces it’s ideas back much further; at least to the classical liberals of the 17th and 18th centuries. The first person to make the argument that markets can provide for security better than monopolies, a central principle in anarcho-capitalism, was a French classical liberal by the name of Gustave de Molinari.
“Everywhere, men resign themselves to the most extreme sacrifices rather than do without government and hence security, without realizing that in so doing, they misjudge their alternatives.”– Gustave de Molinari –
Black and Yellow
Black and yellow are the most common colors associated with anarcho-capitalism. Black symbolizes the absence of the state and is used by virtually all schools of anarchist thought. Yellow represents free markets and the classical liberal tradition from which many
Black and Gray
Agorism, a term coined by Samuel Edward Konkin III, refers to a branch of anarchist thought closely related to anarcho-capitalism, but which emphasizes a strategy of eschewing voting and marginalizing the state by transacting in black and gray markets. Therefore, the black of the anarchist flag takes on a dual meaning in the black and gray agorist flag. Black markets refer to markets for products and services that do not require aggression, but which are forbidden by the state. Gray markets involve transactions that are neither