Comment: Part of the cost is not absorbed

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Part of the cost is not absorbed

This part is known as "market externalities". These costs are real and must be borne by the population at large. However, once the responsible parties are legislated to be immune from prosecution, a law based on individual rights has no mechanism for acquiring this money needed to pay these costs. This forces the government to take powers beyond enforcing individual rights, creating institutions such as the EPA, OSHA, FDA etc.