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    argument from human nature strange.  Marx was a naturalist/materialist that recognized humans act on behalf of their self-interest.  The argument from human nature seems premised on a critique of altruism.  The assumption that socialism is based on human altruism.  But I don't see that is true.  Socialism is a form of government that is in the best interests of the vast majority of people in any social system.  While altruistic people certainly exist in the world, there's no need to assume that socialism is somehow against self-interest.

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