All socialists, including Marxian socialists, accept the general idea that somehow the basic goods and services of a society ought to be collectively owned and collectively controlled for the benefit of all instead of a few. This is not a new idea; it is an idea that you can trace back to the Old Testament, and you can trace it up through history.
Dragnich, A. N.
"Communism in Theory and Practice,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 13
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol13/iss2/2