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the homebuilder goes away

yes, they put the road in to your house, but then they leave and who maintains the road? You don't need THE government but you need something. Your neighbors can all pitch in for instance, but that is just smaller government. And what happens when that road becomes a thoroughfare between towns and the place grows up? Then how many neighbors can you get to pitch in for the increased maintenance? Or perhaps you will turn it into a toll road which will reduce traffic to your business.

The tragedy of the commons comes to mind now. Have fun!