someone posted this interesting story at my blog. How true! Read and weep libs! A short story in applied socialism; a big learning experience. Last semester Texas Tech had an economics professor who said he had never failed a single student before, but had, on one occasion, failed an entire class. That class had insisted socialism could be successful wherein no one would be poor and no one would be rich, socialism was the great equalizer. The professor then said ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade; 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. But, as the mid-term 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 finals rolled around the average was an F. The scores NEVER increased and the bickering, blame, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and NO ONE would study for anyone else. To the students great surprise, ALL failed and the professor told them that socialism ultimately ALWAYS fails. It is the natural human condition for those who work harder to be the ones expecting to receive the greater reward, but when a socialist government takes that reward away; NO ONE will endeavor to succeed.