The reading selection asserted that the Marxist vision of heaven on earth that will come after the revolution gets rid of scarcity by assuming:

the end of greed.
the abolition of private property.
spiritual perfection.
abundance caused by technology.

The development of the Benedictine monastery can be seen as an attempt to create a small-scaled utopia. It is an attempt to get as close to heaven on earth as is possible. To do that, there is an attempt to minimize the problem of scarcity. How?

Increase equality.
Reduce wants.
Abolish private property.
Use division of labor and specialization to increase production.

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