...the Left was making noise about taking over the means of production.
Today, the Left makes noise about taking over the means of -consumption-.
What a horrible world globalization and capitalism have wrought, that our gravest threat is that we might not want everything we're capable of producing.
[Ed] First they wished to take over production, because they thought industry too inefficient - and the factories belonged to the state. Then others tried to take over distribution, because they thought capitalism inequitable - and income belonged to the state. Now they try to take over consumption, because we do not consume all that we can produce - and you belong to the state.[/Ed]