Sunday, July 05, 2009

It's so simple.. socialism does not work

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 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 socialism. 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.


I've lost one of my followers on this blog (a big 50% loss.. I only had two.. lol). I don't know if they don't agree with my political views, got tired of the lack of crochet content or what the issue is.. and whatever it is.. it's OK.

I'm just so very worried about the direction our country is taking that I don't have the urge to type about more fun things right now. I am feeling literally ill at times seeing what is happening. While people have their hearts in the right place.. the way things are being approached is wrong wrong wrong.

Just praying that we survive until the next election.


Mama Peck said...

I love this example! I totally agree that socialism does not work. It amazes me that people can buy into it when their are so many examples all around us of it NOT working. I lived in Europe for 8 years.. (loved it!) but I was very grateful I didn't have to pay their taxes or deal with their sad medical system. When we went to the doctor, because we had private insurance, we were treated like kings- always got appointments quickly, in some cases even got special waiting rooms. The natives were not so lucky. Anyway, I, too, am praying we will survive till the next election. In the meantime.. think I'll go crochet something! :) PS.. love your blog!

teerose said...

just discovered your blog. spending way too much time reading all of it. enjoy, i knew i would follow you when i read your political views. also, love crochet. my blog (sorely NOT up to date) is
i will do better, but my crochet gets in my way. am BC survivor (7 yrs) praying for you too. next time, rose