Autocratic forms of government are uniformly corrupt, and in an explicit way. Autocratic forms of government are subject to the whims and edicts of one person or a group of people who can't possibly know the details or implications of all their actions, and who can constantly and easily be underminded or manipulated from the sidelines.
I grew up in an autocratic / totalitarian state, and the answer is simply No. People need to be free to choose the life they want. They need to be free to choose a school for their kids or homeschool. If they need medical help, they shouldn't be yelled at by medical personnel at a state-run hospital. This is just the top of the iceberg, off the top of my head.