This is an early, in-progress draft of submission criteria for stories on this site. Rules and guidelines are subject to change.

Note: This is not a legal document. For legal issues, see our Terms of Service.

This is a guide for whether a Story is proper for this site. For guidelines of content of a Story, see Story Writing Guidelines.


The goal of this website is to become a repository of stories of voluntary provision of desired products, services, or functions, which are often believed to be only producible with coercive government influence. It should be useful as a reference to bolster the arguments of the liberty-minded, and as content to cater to the liberty-curious. Submitted Stories should provide a compelling case to skeptics that voluntary efforts can replace most or all functions of government. Stories should be appropriate and well written. The latter is outlined in the Story Writing Guidelines; the former is outlined here.




By Category

The definition of a Presumed Government Responsibility is based on what is "often believed" cannot be done without government. However, what is "often believed" is rather subjective. We aim to develop a standard that is generally accepted, and with the right scope. Too broad, and the site loses focus. Too narrow, and we lose opportunity to impress doubtful people.

Anything outside of these guidelines has probably not yet been considered and is subject to editorial review, after which a new guideline ought to be established. In other words, feel free to submit based on your common sense, but be aware that we may not accept it (though we always appreciate effort put into contributions).


It is pretty widely believed that regulation is a government function. Most areas where organizations compel each other to "fall in line" in some way or other, purely due to profit incentive, or due to a community project with sufficient coordination, is interesting enough to be included within this category.