Communism can’t be all that bad

Buried deep within an article in today’s New York Times documenting the growth of Shanghai’s skyline throughout the 1990s, and the subsequent backlash that has resulted, is this gem of a factoid:
“…the skyline — the pride of local officials — became more formless as residential towers cropped up in every corner of the city. With increasing frequency, residents are filing complaints based on an obscure law mandating that every home or apartment must receive at least two hours of sunlight a day.”
For all those who have ever suffered economic hardship, or, at least, have ever lived in first-floor/subterranean apartments (which often implies economic hardship), let it hereby be known that there is a better way! The Red China way!