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The problems were with his

The problems were with his ends as well. "From each according to ability to each according to need", logically implies being able to control what people's needs are, and to ensure that no one needs more than someone else has the ability to provide.

So totalitarianism is baked into Marx's very premise. Also, he simply had no idea that without a market in which prices are accurately determined, no society can exist, as production coordination becomes completely impossible. No economy of any complexity can survive without a price discovery mechanism. In total, the guy was just wrong, period.

His insights regarding the relative importance of basis over superstructure is timeless, though. And should be internalized by every nitwit raised on a steady diet of pop culture lore indicating the opposite.