A short story in applied socialism; a big learning experience.

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    someone posted this interesting story at my blog. How true! Read and weep libs! :clap2:

    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 studentsÂ’ 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.
     
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    What I find astounding today is the leaders of SOCIALIST Western Europe, find Obama's spending and growth of government to be "potentially catastrophic". What does it say when a SOCIALIST claims your policies are "too far left"????
     
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    this guy:

    A Radical Blackfoot

    explained the OPPOSITE point in this video:

    A RADICAL BLACKFOOT TEACHES THE ECONOMICS OF GLOBALIZATION

    he explained why he never grades on a "curve" in his class. because when a curve is given everybody starts trying to fuck each other over by not sharing notes, excluding others from study groups etc.

    capitalism is like that because you profit when your competitor fails. as long as you have any means of "helping" your competitor to fail you will use them.

    i am not a liberal though. i am free market.
     
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    At least his method promotes competition and encourages everyone to work hard for their grade, and under his method, everyone makes the grade they earn. No one gets a free ride and no one suffers because the rest of the class fails at life.
     
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    Socialism - the social as opposed to private ownership of the means of production in a society.

    It has nothing to do with what's been posted in this thread, so far.

    But it does make you look like fucking idiots so it has entertainment value :lol:
     
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    I disagree. In John's Texas Tech example, the students (social) own the grades (means of production) for the class (society). The experiment resulted in failure for all.
     
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    You have that "victim" mentality. Take your own damn notes. And study by yourself. Nobody owes you anything.
     
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    Why insult the OP? It has everything to do with socialism. If the public has ownership of the means of production in a society, only a few will want to work. The rest will let others do the work for them until nobody does any work. It was proven quite effectively in the OP example.
     
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    i am not a student ...
     
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    You know--there are colleges that do not assign grades......Try Harvey Mudd for an example.....
     

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