Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

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You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths. You reproach us, therefore, with intending to do away with a form of property, the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any property for the immense majority of society.

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user81230 2 weeks, 6 days ago
"10% of the population is able to own private property at the expense of the other 90%, so therefore we should just get rid of private property entirely so that 0% of the population owns it."

Or, maybe, hypothetically if this imaginary premise was true, we should instead focus on expanding private property ownership to the other 90%? Owning private property isn't a zero-sum game. Buying a car doesn't actively harm the people who can't afford it.
richard 2 years, 4 months ago
"Or maybe don't do that" - All of history

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