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But if one takes litigation costs merely as an example, why isn't it perfectly legitimate to say, "You can join this system and then have access to a cost-limited mechanism for the resolution of disputes which would be available to those who wish to complain about what you were doing. If you don't join the system, then you run the risk that the state will say to you: if you lose, well, you have to pay all the costs that actually somebody else had to incur because you didn't go into the system, and if you win, why should you get your costs, when if you'd been in the system, the person who is complaining about you could have ventilated their dispute without incurring great expense themselves?" What's wrong with that?

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