“…The State is the organisation of robbery systematised and writ large. The state is the only legal institution in society that acquires its revenue by the use of coercion, by using violence and threat of violence on its victims. The state is, therefore, a centralized, regularised organisation of theft”

(Murray Rothbard 1926-1995)

Anarcho-Capitalism (or market anarchism or rational anarchism) is the face of anarchism in the 21th century. This is a small page on the most prominent anarchist thinkers and links to relevant articles and interviews.

For the theoretical basis of market anarchism see Against Politics and to connect with the market anarchist community see Anti-State.com.

An Anarcho Capitalism FAQ is available in Dutch here.


Rothbard Friedman Hoppe
Murray Rothbard David Friedman Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Caplan Jasay Radnitzky
Bryan Caplan Anthony de Jasay Gerard Radnitzky
Barnett Kinsella McElroy
Randy E. Barnett N. Stephan Kinsella Wendy McElroy
Barnett Kinsella McElroy
Bruce Benson Ilana Mercer Jan Narveson


Against Politics – Resources for the Rational Anarchist

Individualist Anarchism

Carl Watner – Benjamin Tucker and His Periodical, Liberty (pdf)
Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1977

Ann Caldwell Butler – Josiah Warren and the Sovereignty of the Individual (pdf)
Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1980

Wendy McElroy- Individualist Anarchism v. Communist Anarchism and Libertarianism Part I & Part II
Transcribed speech on Individualist Anarchism, 1981

Wendy McElroy – Culture of Individualist Anarchism in Late 19th Century America (pdf)
Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1981

Carl Watner – The English Individualists As They Appear in Liberty (pdf)
Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1981

Carl Watner – The Proprietary Theory of Justice in the Libertarian Tradition (pdf)
Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3/4, 1982

Wendy McElroy – Intellectual Property: The Late Nineteenth Century Libertarian Debate
Libertarian Alliance, Libertarian Heritage, 14, 1995, (pdf)

Wendy McElroy – Benjamin Tucker, Liberty, and Individualist Anarchism (pdf)
The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy, Volume 2, No. 3, 1998

Wendy McElroy – The Schism between Individualist and Communist Anarchism in the Nineteenth Century (pdf)
Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2000

Wendy McElroy – The Liberty Debate on Participation in Politics (pdf)
Volume 4, Number 3, Winter 2000

Wendy McElroy – American Anarchism
Talk delivered at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, November 20, 2000

Market Anarchism / Rational Anarchism

Gustave de Molinari – The Production of Security (pdf)
Journal des Economistes, 1849

Roy A. Childs Jr. – Objectivism and the State: An Open Letter to Ayn Rand
Originally published in 1969 by ISIL

David Friedman – Police, Courts, and Laws-on the Market
in The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to A Radical Capitalism, Open Court, 1973 (1989 second edition)

Murray Rothbard – The Anatomy of The State
From Egalitarianism as a Revolt against Nature and Other Essays, ch. 3, Libertarian Review Press, 1974 (second edition, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2000)

Murray N. Rothbard – Robert Nozick and the Immaculate Conception of the State (pdf)
Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1977

T. L. Anderson & P.J. Hill – An American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: The Not So Wild, Wild West (pdf)
Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 3, no. 1, 1979

Brian Micklethwait – Anarchy versus Anarcho-Capitalism (pdf)
Libertarian Alliance, Political Notes, 4, 1981

David M. Hart – Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition: Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 (pdf) also in html
Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3 & 4 / Vol. 6, No. 1, 1981/1982

David Osterfeld – Anarchism and the Public Goods Issue: Law, Courts, and the Police (pdf)
Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 9, Num. 1, 1989

Brian Micklethwait – Why I Call Myself a Free Market Anarchist and Why I Am One
Libertarian Alliance, Political Notes, 67, 1992

Richard Slomon – Liberty Defined: An Objectivist Anarchist Manifesto (pdf)
Libertarian Alliance, Philosophical Notes, 28, 1993

Gary Greenberg – Legal Systems Under Anarcho-Capitalism (pdf)
Libertarian Alliance, Legal Notes, 18, 1993

David Friedman – Anarchy and Efficient Law
For and Against the State (ed. John T. Sanders and Jan Narveson),Rowman & Littlefield, 1996, p. 235-253

Georg e H. Smith – In Defense of Rational Anarchism
George Smith, November 23, 1997

Nicholas Dykes – Mrs Logic and the Law: A Critique of Ayn Rand’s View of Government (pdf)
Libertarian Alliance, Philosophical Notes, 50, 1998

Hans-Hermann Hoppe – The Private Production of Defence (pdf)
Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1998-1999

Joe Peacott – Chomsky’s Statism: An Anarchism for the Next Millennium?
Boston Anarchist Drinking Brigade

Wendy McElroy – Anarchism: Two Kinds
Ludwig von Mises Institute, December 13, 1999

Guglielmo Piombini – For Anarcho-Capitalism
European Libertarians

Jan Narveson – Is Government a Mistake? Exploring the Anarchist Option
ISIL lecture 2001

Sauvik Chakraverti – Hobbes’ Mistake – The Rational Case for Anarchy
Times of India, May, 2001

Hans-Hermann Hoppe – Rothbardian Ethics
Lew Rockwell.com, May 20, 2002


Anarchist Theory FAQ
Boston Anarchist Drinking Brigade
Center for Libertarian Studies
Eigentumlich Frei (in german)
Lew Rockwell.com
Libertarian Alliance
Ludwig von Mises Institute
The Memory Hole
No Treason: A Journal of Liberty
Lysander Spooner
The Philatelic Chautauqua
Rational Anarchism
Strike the Root
Swedish Anarcho-Capitalist Front
The Voluntaryist