In all historical and modern cases of communism, the government has too much power. The government officials (now the elite) live like royalty while the citizens live with whatever scraps the collective agriculture system can provide. Look at North Korea where Kim Jong Un and his officials live like kings while his citizens suffer. Capitalism, despite its flaws, is far superior. If you need evidence of this, compare the living conditions of East and West Germany as well as the United States and the Soviet Union.