As for economics, Plato proposes a thoroughgoing communism for the guardians, and I think also for the soldiers, though this is not very clear. Gold and silver are to be forbidden. Though not rich, there is no reason why they should not be happy; but the purpose of the city is the good of the whole, not the happiness of one class. Both wealth and poverty are harmful, and in Platos city neither will exist. Friends, he says, should have all things in common, including women and children. girls are to have exactly the same education as boys, learning music, gymnastics, and the art of war along with the boys. Women are to have complete equality with men in all respects.p. 111.