Read Acts 5 and ask yourself if you might be stretching to try to find a reason to believe they did not have a Communistic society. What happened to Ananais and Sapphira is sufficient to believe it. Give up EVERYTHING for the sake of the society, or die. If they were taken by the Holy Spirit for lying about it, as is suggested, then not giving up everything to their group was deemed about as bad as it got, because in the NT, they are in the company of perhaps only Judas and Herod. And that is bad company. Of course, this was a long time before Adam Smith or Karl Marx, but it is the Mr. Giles who is suggesting we look to the Bible for societal solutions, not I.