Some trace the roots of Socialism back to this passage in Acts:
And, you know, there's lots here that I love. The believers recognised that their possessions weren't their own, but God's. And Luke identifies God's grace in the generosity of the young church.
But it ain't Socialism. If it had been that, the a Church would have demanded first dibs on the land and houses long before the owners decided to make such good use of them. And instead of selling them it would probably have adopted a plan to build tractor factories. Which would have been a good idea, if you could get tractors to run on olive oil. After all, everyone was still tilling the land by hand or with oz ploughs. Anybody who got a tractor factory up and running - maybe with a decent five year plan for branching into combine harvesters - would have been onto an immediate winner.
And also, there is this from a bit later on - when Ananias announces he's sold some land and given them all the money, but in fact he's kept some for himself:
And Ananias is struck down dead for lying to God.
Seems pretty clear to me that the young Church has adopted a policy of voluntary, mutual, charitable support. Good Victorian values. Peter makes it quite clear to Ananias that he is entitled to keep the land, keep the money - it's up to Ananias what he does with it. But what Ananias is doing is trying to get praise on the cheap.
And so in a similar Biblical vein, I'm going to announce this year's Voluntary Giving Campaign. All Beaker Folk are invited to contribute whatever they want. It's completely optional. But, where Peter had divine assistance, I am monitoring all electronic traffic in and out of the Community WiFi. And I have a list of your addresses and a drone. Don't worry, when we ask for the voluntary 20% contribution, we won't need Santa to tell us who's being naughty or nice.