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Any human act has effects on the lives of others. Voluntarism gives power to those who choose to act in selfish ways, affecting others negatively. Under it, one person could choose to pollute a river, but a group of townspeople downstream could not choose to restrict this person's access to the river. If, under some loophole, they could, the system of voluntarism would be the same as any current governmental system, but with a different name.