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An economics teacher made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had once failed an entire class.
That class had insisted that President Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The teacher 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 teacher 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.
Originally posted by ghostsoldier
8 year old threads need love too ya'kno.
What about instead of equalizing everyones scores (which isn't communism anyway) they provided alternative rewards for those who contribute greater to society, such as: leadership positions, medals, access to certain events, the accumulative effect may grant entrance into "higher" social circles in the future, more luxuries, more freedom to create their own lesson plans and study alternative theories, other A students could study outside the classroom, one off gifts for every A, community wide recognition, the option for more free time, etc etc etc.