Australian Left Review

Authors

A Giles-Peters

Abstract

Communism is the positive abolition of private property…” wrote Marx over a century ago. By this he did not mean merely that the relations of production would be changed in that capitalists would no longer own and control the means of production. The state or the people would not own anything. In fact nobody would own anything- The very notion of ownership would not even exist. Why? Because the conditions in which the notions of "ownership” and “private property” could be applicable would have been overcome. A framework in which “private” versus “public”, inequality vies with equality and ownership struggles with non-ownership would have been superseded.

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