Everything-voluntary.com was established in November 2011 by the editor, Skyler J. Collins. EVC is dedicated to promoting several philosophies consistent with the voluntary principle, that all human relations should happen voluntarily, or not at all. These philosophies cover politics, economics, education, and parenting. The following primers will introduce these philosophies:
Free Markets / Agorism
In May 2012, Skyler published a compendium containing the above primers entitled, Everything Voluntary – From Politics to Parenting.
In September 2012, Skyler began writing a regular weekly column. Soon after, he invited others to contribute regularly, thereby publishing a steady stream of original writing for EVC. He and others also contribute to the less formal EVC blog. He’s always looking for new columnists and bloggers.
In December 2013, Skyler began recording a weekly podcast with his friend, Phil Eger. The podcast covers the above topics, as well as self-improvement. They’ve also began mini-series on Economics 101, Parenting 101, the book Everything Voluntary, Wizard’s Rules, Parent Effectiveness Training, and others. By June 2015, the podcast was no longer being recorded. As of March 2017, the podcast is once again being recorded with host Skyler Collins and a featured guest. Skyler also records a standalone podcast series titled Editor’s Break, as well as hand-picked lectures and interviews titled Editor’s Picks (“Voluntaryist Voices” as of January 2019).
In October 2016, the site was moved from the Blogger platform to a self-hosted WordPress installation. This has allowed the site to expand in functionality and provides a much cleaner interface and easier content-to-social sharing.
In December 2016, the site’s logo featuring the yellow/black “v for voluntary” insignia was modified to reflect the editor’s desire to be inclusive of all colors of anarchy so long as they’re allied under the voluntary principle, now containing a black outer-V, a yellow/red inner-v, and a gray wedge (agorism). Read more here.
In January 2019, the Everything-Voluntary.com Podcast Network was launched with 4 podcasts, the flagship “Everything Voluntary with Skyler J. Collins“, plus “Voluntaryist Voices by Everything-Voluntary.com“, “Thinking & Doing with Skyler J. Collins“, and “The Voluntary Contrarian with Jared Nordin“.