Every voluntaryist should be in favor of paid sick leave in light of the coronavirus. The alternative is to insist that demanding people work despite being sick with a disease that is not only potentially lethal to the sick person if they physically exert themselves and weaken their immune system but can also spread it to elderly customers of the business which can be even more lethal, that all of that somehow doesn't count as "initiation of force".

But then again there are lot of employer-worker relations that require force on the part of the employer that voluntaryists would simply ignore because "it's voluntary". Which is why voluntaryism can go f@ck itself. It matters not if it's voluntary (deonotology) it matters if it's fair and results in positive outcomes for everyone and not just one party that consented (consequentialism).

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.