The experiment

[FONT=Verdana]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. [/FONT]

But Jae, the Obama plan works on a curve so an F is actually a B+.:wink:

Great example!!!

I’m amazed a college professor would be against a socialist movement. Most of my professors were either communist or socialist, but then, that was a long time ago…:wink:

Odd. I went to college in southern California (in the 50’s) and my poli-sci instructor was as conservative as he could be–in LA yet!

And my philosophy instructor didn’t grade based on our agreeing with him. I understand that is not the case these days.

My psychology teacher–now that was a different story…:roll::roll::roll:

Um, well…I wasn’t alive then;-)

I was in the class of 81. It seemed that half of the hippies became professors. Don’t think they could have gotten real jobs, do ya?:D:D:D

Not when your training came from driving '53 Volkswagen bus painted orange with pink flowers.