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  •  Insightful contributions and very true. Communism (2+ / 0-)
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    diomedes77, twigg

    as a phenomenon predates Marx and any other known theorist. But the very particular theory of communism that I appeal to was developed by Marx. Let's not downplay his contributions. In true socialism, the government can be a substitute for the people as an owner of the means of production. This condition is sufficient for achieving socialism, but is not necessary. The presentation above is a terse simplification of a complex theory, and the history of socialism in practice is even more complex. It warrants volumes of scholarship in any given instance.

    There will always be plenty of things to compute in the detailed affairs of millions of people doing complicated things. -Vannevar Bush 1945

    by Nathan Jaco on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 05:15:13 PM PDT

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