Comment: If you and others choose something which you cannot prevent

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If you and others choose something which you cannot prevent

others from benefitting from for free, implies no authority for you to justify requiring those others to pay, especially if they have no option NOT to use your service or no practical method to avoid doing so.

Roads are a prime example of this.

Property owners along a route should be the only ones paying for it.

If someone along the planned route doesn't want or cannot afford to pay for the portion running through their property, you either re-route the road around them, or accept that they will benefit unavoidably, but you CANNOT make them pay.

That is theft.

Just because 10 people on a street vote to steal from the other two, doesn't make it just or right in any way, no matter what benefit you claim they will enjoy.

You can't unavoidably give someone a benefit who doesn't want it and then demand they pay for it because YOU want it.