The Soviet Union, North Korea, & Cuba was or still is under this concept. In land sharing nobody takes care of the land & the rightful owner looses part of his/her land to squatters or land poacher that gained favor from the government to divi up the land in favor of his/her family, relatives or clan much like how indian reservations operate because land titles are not honored or non existent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icS5eLWYv0w&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHxRSakuGMg
Equal Opportunity means for everyone, Big or Small, Rich or Poor to start at the starting line, not for one or some to have a 1/4 course head start subsidies, welfare, credits, or waivers, because your not privilege or you have connections. Governance must not curry favor to some & should keep everyone honest by crushing corruption, grand theft of blue/white collar & inside jobs, smuggling/trafficking & heinous crimes in order for fairness to flourish on a level playing field of opportunity.
In a capitalist system there is that opportunity to succeed honestly. An added bonus is that you earned it. The Amish an exception don't even look to get as rich as George Soros, but their principles & virtues (similar to "nintai & haji") towards hard work & self reliance somehow makes their community prosper, spiritually rich & free.
People pursue their interest & try to be successful at it. If they fail then they try other interest. Some become jack of all trade to remain self reliant. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Cisco founders & others started out in the Garage. They came up with a product that the public would like to have, no different from musicians who sells their talent to the public. They expanded & provided qualified others with jobs, including businesses they supplied & contracted for logistic, energy &, advertising purposes. Using money in the exchange of products, services, or entertainment is how the public choose freely & show their appreciation to what others produce & provide, respecting property by exchanging property or money. Their self interest is to provide for themselves & their family through success that they can pass down to their children that they earned for their children or whom ever they choose, not automatically the public or government.
If you don't work you don't eat, but those who pity you won't let you starve but will not spoil you towards being defendant & loose their pity specially if your a swindler & a criminal. A governing body's role first & foremost is to protect its Sovereign from foreign or domestic threats to protect its way of life from abruptly changing its costumes, language, rights, prestige & rule of law into a foreign sovereign's will, domineering or not. A sovereign concern is for the prosperity of its self reliance through its citizens self reliance/economic freedom, defend that self reliance/economic freedom with a strong military/law enforcement, to provide a safe environment for its law abiding citizen & business to live & exist in, and respecting each others property through commerce & trade using currency or property in return.
In a communist system, only the dictator in chief or is among his/her family, clan or inner circle are privilege & wealthy. Why do you think there is no independently or family run Orange County Choppers, restaurant/Business, even franchise or corporation in a communist system?
Since everything is Centralized, micromanage, & state owned in a communist country, everything is pretty much rationed, benefits, provisions, & well being. Punishment is severe for disobedience & violations. Titles to property are not honored or non existent that people simply accept what is available provided by the government.
If you don't work you will do work assigned or ordered by force no matter how unappealing or low class it is. It is similar to being in the military for which you are government property & serve anyway possible. In the technology, mechanical, & maintenance field, you will have half of 1/3 of the work force have entitlement/superiority attitudes towards their assigned occupation or towards Casoids, Oreintals, Egros or Other co-workers. The other half of the 1/3 are simply sloths, disappears, uncaring, incapable of accomplishing the task (trained) & pays no attention to detail or quality.The other 2/3 half will perform their task but will take their time doing it. The other half of the 2/3 which is 1/3 will go above & beyond their call of duty either because they couldn't help it or the management just keep depending on them too much in which they get burned in the end. To avoid work the sloths & milkers will kiss, lick, & grease behinds & become sidekicks of foreman, sups or management. Having Connections can be prestigious or beneficial for a licker/greaser.