Decentralized societies that value local customs, institutions, and governments are obstacles to the expansion of the regime's power. Not surprisingly, central governments do all they can to destroy this.
When governments subsidize projects, citizens pay twice—once as taxpayers who indirectly pay the subsidy, and then again as consumers in higher prices for the goods they buy and in reduced consumption.
In 1923 Lenin released a propaganda pamphlet titled Down with the Private Kitchen. It explained how private dinners with one's family are reactionary, bourgeois, and generally something requiring total destruction.