Far from being a bucolic utopia, economic conditions were highly unsatisfactory on the eve of the Industrial Revolution. The traditional social system was not elastic enough to provide for the needs of a rapidly increasing population.
Socialism will always encounter two big problems when regimes attempt to implement it: 1) the impossibility of economic calculation without true market prices, and 2) the lack of an incentive to produce only what consumers actually want.
In two recent cases, Neil Gorsuch joined the "liberal" wing of the Court to side with Indian tribes in enhancing tribal sovereignty. This is a good thing for limiting and decentralizing government power.