This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ne man, it may cause a disastrous financial injury to the other — and the victim would have no recourse except to seize the offender’s property as compensation. But here again, the use of fo rce cannot be left to the decision of private individuals. And this leads to one of the most important and most complex functions of the government: to the function of an arbiter who settles dis putes among men according to objective laws.

Criminals are a small minority in any semicivilized society. But the protection and enforcement of contracts through courts of civil la...
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