If an entity, a corporation or individual, was the object of many complaints, then others would be hesitant to enter into contracts with that person or corporation. If there were few complaints against an entity, or if there are several complaints on record but all are from people who are execeptionally hard to please, who have a record of complaining about trivial matters, then the record would not deter others from entering into contracts with the entity. Modern tools allow us to re-establish reputation as a primary consideration for determining whether to enter into contracts, without any need for reliance on the use of force by governments to ensure that the contracts are carried out. Still, some parties to particular contracts may want to acceed to, or insist on, the possibility of some use of force as a way of providing assurance that the terms of the agreement will be honored. For example, they may want to offer, or require, some collateral.
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