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Excellent demonstration of why socialism doesn't work.

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently 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 will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

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. As the tests proceeded, 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.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED 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.


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does anyone know...

Does anyone know the name of the professor & school?

"If you want to change government, you have to become government" Ron Paul

For Freedom!

It has been retold and revised many times.

You'll have no luck finding who first wrote the basis of this.

This reminds me of the professor who would always tell

a dirty joke at the beginning of class. All the women in the class kept getting angry with the professor and as the semester progressed, they decided that enough was enough. They banded together and made a pact to all walk out of the class if he tells another joke. Well, the professor got wind of this plan and, regardless, started the next class with a joke:

"Did you hear the one about the shortage of whores in India?"

Well, all the women got up and started walking out.

"Wait, ladies," the professor yelled after them, "the boat doesn't leave until tomorrow!"

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

If such a professor existed

If such a professor existed and wasn't fired, I would lay down my arms, and all my grievances against humanity.

I thought no one would

I thought no one would fail...?

It was an experiment in Socialism.

What else would their leader do but lie to them. ;)

Good experiment