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Communism Communism has long been heralded in capitalist countries as the root of all evil However as with all phobias this intrinsic fear of communism comes from lack of knowledge rather than sound reasoning It is the same fear that gave the world the Cold War and McCarthys Red Scare The purpose of this paper is neither to support communism over capitalism nor the opposite rather it is to inform the reader of communisms migration through time and hopefully assist the regression of such fear The ideology of communism came out of the minds of two men Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Sowell 11 Since Marx is the most widely known influence he will be the one most referred to It was Marxs belief that private property was the cause of poverty and degradation of the proletariat Therefore he came to settle on the idea that no one person should have control over production of goods ownership of land and management of funds In that same token then no one class should be allowed to have control over these things He went on to comment that the exploitation of the working class must come to an end That end would be achieved through revolution Once this was achieved everybody would work according to their abilities and then be paid accordingly Marx 586-617 Soon after however technical innovations would create such abundance of goods that everyone works according to his abilities and receives according to his needs Soon thereafter money would have no place in society People would be able to take what they want and in turn would be lacking nothing Marx also believed that the pleasure of seeing the fruits of labor would be enough to cause man to work Rieber 56-62 Countries and people were soon to catch on to this ideology The two most well know places were Russia and China Of the two Russia was the first to
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