I recently read Utopia by Thomas More. I am shocked at how accurate his predictions about political and financial power have been over the past few centuries.
The premise of the Utopian society would be very difficult to implement and maintain. One political leader unable to or unwilling to control greed or lust and the entire social system will collapse.
I thought how strictly they took marital vows and sexual relations really show the importance of the family unit in holding together the social system.
The culture is very practical in placing value on items. Anything that does not help the community produce common needs is viewed as useless.
Further, I believe it would take a great deal of self control to not grow attached to my home or belongings if I were placed in that type of society.
I found a very interesting and thought provoking read.