Both "extremes" have been tried unsuccessfully.
If you want "no rule" based community, you can go right now to Libya and if you want to see what it looks like after a few years, you can go to Syria and see that "no rule" get rapidly transformed into dictatorship of the guys that had the least ethic.
If you want to see the "total collective control" society, take a look at the former GDR (where I was born). People had a house, a job, free welfare and yet they collectively decided it wasn't the good thing. Most thought they could keep their possessions while gaining additional things (rights, more possessions).
To me, both are exactly the same gradient only applied at different spots on the scale between control and freedom.
Maybe I'm too cynical, but there's a good chance greed is the ultimate engine of humanity, which makes you refuse any rule imposed onto you up until the point where you want to impose yours onto the others.