Studying American history and came across this gem. Interesting socialist experiment that failed miserably in the 19th century. It attracted a plethora of "crackpots, free-loaders, and adventurers whose presence in the town made success unlikely." Riots broke out soon after the town was established due to discrepancies of how credits were distributed between laborers and free loaders.
Worth a read if you get the chance, scroll down to the Owenite community to get the full read. The town failed due to a "disease of laziness"