Anarcho-capitalist symbolism

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Anarcho-capitalist flag (gold-black bisected flag)

A number of free-market libertarians have embraced symbols which represent the convergence of anarchist (non-state) and libertarian (free-market capitalist) traditions. These ones are the most popular.

Gold-black bisected flag[edit]

The 'black-and-yellow' or 'black-and-gold' flag is used by anarcho-capitalists and other market anarchists. Like other anarchist flags, this flag is bisected diagonally. The right half in black is for anarchy and the yellow is intended to symbolise gold, a commodity of exchange often used in marketplaces unrestricted by state intervention. The color yellow also represents the classical liberal tradition from which anarcho-capitalist thinkers draw significant influence.

The flag was first used in public in Colorado in 1963 at an event organised by Robert LeFevre at Rampart College.[1]

Circle-A with dollar sign[edit]


The circle-A symbol representing anarchism with an added dollar sign representing free market capitalism. This is the latest creation (2010) in anarcho-capitalist symbolism. It is not widely used nor recognized.[original research?]

Libertatis Æquilibritas[edit]

The Libertatis Æquilibritas

The Libertatis Æquilibritas (Latin for "the Equilibrium of Liberty") is a symbol created by Per Bylund[2] used by few adherents of anarcho-capitalism. It is based on the Circle-A, but also the yin/yang symbol and the dollar sign. The Circle represents the total liberty and freedom only available in anarchist society, the yin/yang represents the balance of a free market, the dollar sign represents capitalism. [3] It serves to distinguish anarcho-capitalists from the socialist-anarchist movement, which opposes capitalism.

V for Voluntary[edit]

V for Voluntary

The V for Voluntary symbol (also Voluntary V) was created in 2007.[4]

Some variations of the symbol feature a handshake at the top of the symbol, as an expression of a voluntary agreement.

The inverted circle-A or circle-V are commonly used among voluntaryists, consisting of the capital letter "V" enclosed in a circle, to symbolize the voluntaryist philosophy in harmony with the anarchist's ideal of a peaceful stateless society. The circle-V can be written with the Unicode encoding 24CB: Ⓥ. In addition, the "(V)" can be used to quickly represent the circle-V on a computer.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rothbard, Murray N., The Betrayal of the American Right (2007): 188
  2. ^ Per Bylund discusses the new symbol in an article originally published at, [1]
  3. ^ The New Symbol of Anarchism. Retrieved 27 March 2007.
  4. ^ Symbol

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