On Voluntaryists

There’s a simple trick to tell if someone is a voluntaryist or not based on the solutions they offer to socio-economic problems: do they advocate for more government control over peaceful people, or less? One example of solutions offered by a voluntaryist are abolishing or fixing welfare magnets in order to reduce the harm of peaceful migration, which I wrote about in a recent essay. If your favored solutions to the problems that have your attention have the effect of increasing government control, and therefore government coercion, over other people, then it would be contradictory to also claim to be a voluntaryist. Coercive solutions does not a voluntaryist make. And that’s today’s two cents.

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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.