MORE: I disagree [with the vision of Utopia as a classless society without private property]. I don't believe you'd ever have a reasonable standard of living under a communist system. There'd always tend to be shortages, because nobody would work hard enough. In the absence of a profit motive, everyone would become lazy, and rely on everyone else to work for him. Then, when things really got short, the inevitable result would be a series of murders and riots, since nobody would have any legal method of protecting the products of his own labour—especially as there wouldn't be any respect for authority, or I don't see how it could be, in a classless society.
Wow. This is probably the most brilliant and most underrated part of More's Utopia altogether.