In the advent of the Procurement Era, which was marked by the invention of replicators, and thus ushered in the collapse of capitalism, major governments shifted radically and irrevocably to produce stable alternatives to the market as we previously knew it. Now that replicators were more than just science fiction, and replication technology become a commodity due to all of its potential applications, it posed an interesting challenge regarding how it should be harnessed.

The libertarian approach would be to make replication technology, in its full capacity, available to all. Seeing how putting this power in the hands of the many would have devastating consequences, however, governments would have to adopt .