Legal protection of the Soviet economic system is designed both to deter conduct that threatens the system and to provide compensation for damage caused to the system. Legal protection is more necessary and more extensive in the Soviet system than in a capitalist system, because the very nature of the Soviet system creates more temptations and more possibilities for abusive conduct, and, moreover, because such conduct is not only economically but also politically dangerous for the Soviet system. Legal protection has a variety of goals. It is designed to prevent theft of government property, to encourage plan discipline, to discourage mismanagement of government property, and to restrain private enterprise activity.