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Subject:  Karl Marx and Cousin 0 Date:  1/25/2013  6:10 PM
Author:  JoshRandall Number:  668322 of 841255

Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded in bringing, upon those under its sway, misery, poverty, rape, torture, slavery, and death.

The question is who determines what each person needs, what his abilities are? Bureaucrats or individuals?

For the saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia. The agency is called “T