Tenets of Marxism

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to

public purposes.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralisation of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national

bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands

of the State.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the

State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the

soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies,

especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual

abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable

distribution of the populace over the country.

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of

children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with

industrial production.

Please note, this blog is my humble attempt to summarize The Communist Manifesto. I abhor when people comment on Maxism without knowing anything about it. I also understand, most of us do not have time and energy to read the book. So, please take the essence of Marxism out of this blog. I am not claiming any originality.

2 Responses to Tenets of Marxism

  1. Pingback: Tax increase on the table

  2. samuel king says:

    The Communist Manifesto is a very short easy to read pamphlet. Well worth it. See http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/ch01.htm

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