an experiment in socialism

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  1. manu1959
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    manu1959 Left Coast Isolationist

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    from an e-mail...........

    An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before,
    but had once 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. (Please pass this on) Remember, there is a mid-term election in 2010!
     
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    Just in time for mid-term tests.
     
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    Must have had tenure to get away with what is claimed happened.
    Perhaps all the "education" savants will agree to let children do a semester of socialism in their social studies classes. After they all fail, they may gain an insight into how socialism actually works.
     
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    That's nothing. I know a guy who got picked up by a hot chick in a hotel bar while on business and later woke up in a jacuzzi full of ice water with one of his kidney's removed.

    True story. :thup:
     
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    Your friends are totally whacked. Probably the guy cheating on his porno/masturbatoinphobic wife, eh?
     
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    Diuretic Permanently confused

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    And this has to do with socialism how?
     
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    I included 'claimed' in my response for a reason.
    I still think such a class in applied socialism would be good for high school students.
     

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