First Endorsements for the Book

Here are the first endorsements I’ve received for the book:

“A wonderful selection of first-rate essays on one of the most important principles of civilized life—cooperating with people instead of controlling, taxing, dragooning, bullying or bombing them. Bravo, Skyler Collins!” – Lawrence W. Reed, president, Foundation for Economic Education.

“This book contains a very useful, well-organized, and carefully selected set of essays centered around the idea of human liberty, what Hazlitt called ‘cooperatism’ [Foundations of Morality, p. xii] and what the editor calls ‘voluntaryism.’ In addition to covering the basics of politics and economics, the book contains a large number of essays devoted to education and parenting. This decision makes perfect sense, when we realize that our children and the ideas they are exposed to are the greatest hope for liberty in generations to come. I highly recommend this excellent volume, for beginners, activists, and seasoned libertarians.” – Stephan Kinsella, author of Against Intellectual Property, and director of The Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom.

“The ideals that each person pursues in their life, such as prosperity, liberty, health, morality, and wisdom, can only properly be achieved through peaceful means. Any amount of unjust coercion to achieve these goals tarnishes whatever brilliance they might have otherwise had. Frédéric Bastiat once observed that the state is the great fiction by which we each try to live at one anothers’ expense. Our ideal, then, should be its opposite: the individual pursuit of excellence only through peaceful means, and its promotion only through persuasion.

Skyler Collins’ new book compiles a variety of helpful and thought-provoking essays to help the reader ponder how to remove coercion from their lives and live peacefully. Anybody will benefit from considering its content, but more importantly society as a whole will benefit from its concepts being implemented and encouraged.” – Connor Boyack, author of Latter-day Liberty, a Gospel Approach to Government and Politics, and chapter coordinator of the Utah Tenth Amendment Center.

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Founder and editor of and, 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.