Social Studies for Dummies

@debrakcarey (19921)
United States
September 26, 2009 2:51am CST
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. http://www.thedrakingpoint.com/cartoons/view/205/fear-and-loathing Found this little ditty on a site called The Draking Point....great conservative cartoons...look at a few of them over under categories. So, do I give you an A+ or an F? For failure to understand human nature?
3 responses
@bestboy19 (5480)
• United States
27 Sep 09
That is a wonderful example of socialism. I wonder if those who want something for nothing, or something off the backs of others, will appreciate it.
@debrakcarey (19921)
• United States
27 Sep 09
No, they will demand we do their homework for them.
@soooobored (1187)
• United States
26 Sep 09
That's a cute story! Most college professors do follow a "socialist" regimen, adjusting grades to that everyone fits into a clean bell curve, so I guess it's not that black and white?
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@dawnald (84213)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Oct 09
Real story? Can I have a B? And study later?
@debrakcarey (19921)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I'll give you .1% of my 4.0 and no more! Now open that book and READ!
@dawnald (84213)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Oct 09
Fine, but can I wake up first?
@debrakcarey (19921)
• United States
6 Oct 09
ok