|Communist Manifesto||US “analog”||Crucial difference|
|Abolition of private property||Property tax||Paying up to 4.2% of your house value is not quite the same as having the commissars take it|
|Heavy progressive income tax||The IRS||I’m pretty sure the Communists wanted the taxes to be much higher, so high private
business wouldn’t be economically feasible.
|Abolition of all rights of inheritance||Inheritance tax||The difference between 100% and 40%.|
|Confiscation of all property of emigrants and rebels||Regulations requiring disclosure of foreign accounts||Difference between telling the government about something and having that something taken away|
|Central bank||Federal reserve||They got this one right. The Bank of England is
a lot older, showing the idea isn’t uniquely Communist but it wasn’t nationalized until after WWII.
|Government control of communication and transportation||FCC and other regulators||Does the author wish to state it is dangerous to post memes critical of the government, as it would be
|Government ownership of factories and agriculture||OSHA and one other logo I couldn’t read||OSHA doesn’t own productive enterprises|
|Government control of labor||OSHA and Dept. of Labor||“Control” doesn’t mean a bit of regulation. It means for the government to decide what labor people
will engage in. Very different from being told you cannot lock the factory door.
|Corporate farms, regional planning||Monstanto||A private corporation that doesn’t actually run the farms||Government control of education||Dept. of Education||Government control of publicly-funded education is a given (although it is mostly at lower levels than the federal). But private and home schooling is perfectly legal, IIRC|
h/t Randy Ship