Marx and Locke on Labor and Property

Discussion of the similarities and differences between Marx’s theories on property and labor and Locke’s theories.

The emphasis of this paper will be on Marx’s position on property and labor, illustrating the similarities to the thoughts of his predecessor John Locke, known as the father of modern socialism in England. But while showing that the two theories have a great deal in common descriptively and analytically, there is also a great deal that separates them; such as their perspectives on private property.