Marxism of Labour or Property?
In telling his magnificent and masterly story of the science of political economy from the angle of production (modes of livelihood), whenever and wherever Marx considered the organisation of labour, he was essentially optimistic about the future. But when he considered the system of property he became pessimistic and gloomy, and foresaw only doom and class conflict, exploitation and downfall. Marx often made history progress by what he called its dark side, but we ought to take a new look at the brighter side of human work, labour and usage rather than simply the concept of property as ownership. This paper makes a plea for home-rule in the organisation of production, especially for labour, and does not attach the same or a greater importance to the modes of ownership of property as title in the market.
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