A Lesson in Socialism

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


    Could not be any simpler than that.
     
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    Beautiful analogy, thanks for sharing Biz.
     
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    It would have been better if you used a socialist as an example instead of Obama...
     
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    Aaah ... but there's the thing, you don't have to be a socialist to push such policies. Many of his policies are.
     
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    That's what has them confused...
     
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    People are under this false assumption that the politicians are what they say they are ... they just don't seem to want to see that Democrat and Republican politicians are rarely what they claim to be.
     
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    It's a common practice in colleges to grade on a curve.

    I took pride in ruining the curve for others. After all i was working a full time night job, was cleaning houses on days I didn't have class and on weekends and had a kid on the way and these snot nose whining pansy ass so called adults whose parents were paying for school and who did nothing but carouse and party would complain that I aced a test when the next best score was a 76 and therefore ruined their chances of getting an A on the curve

    Boo Fucking Hoo was my reply

    I especially liked when the idiot professor would give me a 120 on a test.

    I asked him what was going on I was not able to get higher than a 4.0 so what good did giving me a 120 do?

    he said that it allowed him to give the other students grades that would approach a more "natural distribution"

    I told him he was cheapening my effort and submitted at least half a dozen written complaints to his department head and the dean to no avail of course.

    So in a nutshell that's is what's wrong with our education system. And we wonder why our kids perform like shit compared to the rest of the world.
     
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    I was in a class in high school, the teacher was going to grade on a curve ... until I took my first test (I am a flawless test taker) everyone thought it was a good idea ... you are right, that is fun. :razz:
     
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    Had to dumb down the tests and requirements so they could get in in the first place...
     
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    A better experiment, regarding incentives, happened in Cambridge, MA. A neighbor saw two blacks, apparently not identifiable, apparently ineptly trying to break into a house across the street. The police were not only contacted, but arrived!

    Anyone can see the incentives at work already!

    The President of the United States was asked about this, in a national televised press conference, and expressed disbelief. Apparently the arriving police were in fact that stupid. Everyone knows(?) that they rarely arrive!

    And there was the sweetener! It turns out that one of the suspects was a teacher! The arriving police weren't that stupid after all(?)! Just magically, somehow: They made the right inference!

    And so, the story continues, the police did the right thing! They arrested the fellow forthwith!

    Everyone knows(?) that economics is about "natural law." Economics therefore has nothing to do with math and computing. No teacher teaches that the math and computing, especially in economics: Has anything to do with intent and outcomes. The President of the United States is from the same school where the arrested teacher does iniquity. Both fellows knows that even the law itself--has nothing to do with math and computing. There is no intent in the law, and there really are no outcomes created in the law.

    And so, back to the alert fellow, of Cambridge police. In the matter at hand--at least one of the teachers did get arrested. The other one just kept on ranting about the treatment of persons of color under law: And right there on TV in front of everyone. Apparently that is what teachers do, and the Cambridge police department: Already seems to know this! Everyone saw the other black guy ranting on and on: Right there on TV! (The original caller did report that there were two, not just one, of these creatures--doing ineptly, what they were doing. The teachers acknowledge that in fact they seem to know one another!)

    Everyone knows about the law in America. Mostly, the police never arrive at all! It was right there on TV!

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (Although, as shown in the above example--when properly motivated, the police do arrive--in some parts of America--in towns where the people teach about the law! Whatever can see for themselves: Is that they don't seem arrive in the town where they actually make the laws! Talk about your everyday, National Disgrace!)
     
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