There’s an argument to be made here for private property, certainly. But let’s be careful lest we advocate for Marxist “individual ownership of the means of production”. The Pilgrims signed on to work for a company, after all.
Sure the Pilgrims signed on to work for a company but they were compensated by how productive they could make the soil. Those that busted their buns to make more money more than likely did so. Those that sat around and did nothing didn’t get jack squat.
Goes back to that old saying:
“You don’t work, you don’t eat.”
Not to give Marx credit he doesn’t deserve, but the means of production are privately owned because the individual mind is the means of production. Everything we have came from rational thought.