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This is an interesting true story about a professor who taught a group of college students why socialism and it's dark relative communism don't work.

Posted by MattmanDude on Sep 4th, 2010

Believe it or not...

An economics professor at a local college made a statement
that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently
failed an entire class.

That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that
no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in
this class on Obama's plan".

All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the
same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone
got a B.

The students who studied hard were upset and the students who
studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied
little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they
wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.


The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all
resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of
anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told
them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward
is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes all
the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
Couldn't be any simpler than that.

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Vader91 Creator
Vader91 Sep 4 2010, 11:43pm says:

Got that in an email once, still a great story.

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open_sketchbook
open_sketchbook Sep 6 2010, 2:24am says:

Socialism is less like giving everyone the same grades and more like ensuring everyone gets to study from the same textbooks.

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Mavis130
Mavis130 Sep 20 2010, 11:02pm says:

Just saying that our president is somehow associated with Socialism is fail on the authors part

Besides, the authors point here reminds me of Thomas Hobbes' ideas, and where the **** did he want everyone to be at?! (rhetorical question, if you don't know, then uhh... may as well wiki 'im or read Leviathan)

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