Everything, I Mean Everything, Voluntary

Doug French of Laissez Faire Books reviews Everything Voluntary:

Skyler J. Collins takes the message of voluntarism to a level that will make even a rabid libertarian uncomfortable in his collection of essays that comprises Everything Voluntary: From Politics to Parenting.

Collins comes out swinging in his introduction. He makes the point that today’s politics, education, and parenting all promote the same idea: domination of one group of people over others. How can this be? Isn’t the state the only real oppressor? Not according to Collins. In our own households, most parents become the oppressors of their own children.

Collins divides the essays into five sections — politics, religion, economy, education, and parenting. Also, at the end of each section, there is a helpful list of resources for those that want to take their study further. Some of the biggest names in libertarian history have essays in the book: Rothbard, Hazlitt, Leonard Read, Hoppe, and Laissez Faire Books’ own Wendy McElroy.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.