Private Property Does Not Drive Human Aggression

I have no concern with any economic criticisms of the communistic system; I cannot inquire into whether the abolition of private property is advantageous and expedient. But I am able to recognize that psychologically it is founded on an untenable illusion. By abolishing private property one deprives the human love of aggression of one of its instruments. This instinct did not arise as the result of property; it reigned almost supreme in primitive times when possessions were still extremely scanty.


Freud argues that aggression existed before the concept of personal possessions.

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 An Outline of Psychoanalysis
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Freud , Sigmund (2003-07-31), An Outline of Psychoanalysis, Penguin UK, Retrieved on 2014-01-22
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