I assume by "communism" you mean the old soviets "socialist" state. Never minding the fact that it was a dictatorship and many European countries have had (or do have) democratic socialist governments. (Like Germany does now for instance.) In the soviet regime everyone worked. You had a job or you went to jail. Maybe you didn't like your job, maybe you didn't make much, but you worked, you had food, and a place to live. Not going to a Soviet prison was actually a functional way to encourage people to work. Maybe they didn't work real hard, but there are plenty of people here who don't either.