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This teacher is truly a genius!

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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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 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!

 

by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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Elyce225
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:29 PM

LOVE IT!!

DulceBrowneyes
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:31 PM

That's what I keep trying to tell people! I admire this professor's balls for actually allowing his students to see for themselves how it would work out on a small scale. Beautiful!

Blessed Be

He lied and never knew that he lied, and when it was pointed out to him said that lies were beautiful. He was an idealist.

- 'Of Human Bondage', W. Somerset Maugham
atlmom2
by Susie on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Oh, how I love this!!!!

wilesmomma
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 2:48 PM

That is awesome!!

CoeyG
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:07 PM


Quoting debbie4and6:

 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!

 

This is not a true story...this is an Urban Legend (check snopes at http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/socialism.asp )  There is another version of this same legend that was circulated in 2002.  If you're going to post something that you claim to be truth...please be sure it is.

Kylie819
by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Nice

Aamy
by Silver Member on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:11 PM


Quoting CoeyG:


This is not a true story...this is an Urban Legend (check snopes at http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/socialism.asp )  There is another version of this same legend that was circulated in 2002.  If you're going to post something that you claim to be truth...please be sure it is.

LMAO ... can we say OOPSIE  ....... yeah all the Pres haters are like YEAH its SO true ........ Lol. Same sort of thing went around with, Clinton and Bush ....... lol.



 


mcnattmom
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Loving it CoeyG so glad that you posted. 

atlmom2
by Susie on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:17 PM

I don't care if its true or not.  You can't make people all make the same amount of money.  Do we want to be communist or socialist?  I don't think so. 

realPatientMama
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:21 PM

I'm sorry but I live in Europe and I see how the system works.  In Belgium, these people work hard everyday, and not just at their 9 to 5 job, but at home, their yards are immaculate!  You should see their gardens!

This email is basically saying the citizens of the United States are lazy.  Really?  Do we really think that low of ourselves?

All I can say is, don't knock it until you try it.

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