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    An economics professor at Texas Tech said 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. But, 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, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else. All failed to their great surprise and the professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail because the harder to succeed the greater the reward but when a government takes all the reward away; no one will try or succeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    An economics professor at Texas Tech said 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. But, 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, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else. All failed to their great surprise and the professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail because the harder to succeed the greater the reward but when a government takes all the reward away; no one will try or succeed.
    Really an amazing one. Thank you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilkenter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    An economics professor at Texas Tech said 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. But, 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, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else. All failed to their great surprise and the professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail because the harder to succeed the greater the reward but when a government takes all the reward away; no one will try or succeed.
    Really an amazing one. Thank you...
    Glad you liked it.

    You'll probably be the only one.
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    Sticking with the made up chain email plan huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post
    Sticking with the made up chain email plan huh?
    I was going to say that lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post
    Sticking with the made up chain email plan huh?
    "Made up"?

    Explain.

    Have you some sort of exclusive knowledge of human nature.

    I have an idea - why don't you send me, oh, let's say, a thousand dollars, and I'll send you a nice thank-you note in return.

    How's about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pentomato View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post
    Sticking with the made up chain email plan huh?
    I was going to say that lol
    But you decided to lol instead.

    Life is pretty simple for you, eh?

    Eat, sleep, lol.

    Repeat.

    Better hope you never lose your cookies, 'cuz you could never find your way back here, I'll bet.
    Last edited by j2k4; 03-31-2009 at 12:48 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post
    Sticking with the made up chain email plan huh?
    Does it matter if its made up or not?



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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    An economics professor at Texas Tech said 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. But, 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, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else. All failed to their great surprise and the professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail because the harder to succeed the greater the reward but when a government takes all the reward away; no one will try or succeed.
    I'd like to think that people in the real world would act a little less childishly than the students in this class

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pentomato View Post

    I was going to say that lol
    But you decided to lol instead.

    Life is pretty simple for you, eh?

    Eat, sleep, lol.

    Repeat.

    Better hope you never lose your cookies, 'cuz you could never find your way back here, I'll bet.
    I was goping to say that and that you are an idiot, that's all.
    Yes life for me is very simple, you sound like my ex wife.
    I wonder if you have any other life than to come to FST and make a fool out of yourself with your ideas from the middle ages, but then again, I could care less, you remind me of bozzo the clown, just for the stupid stuff you write.
    Last edited by pentomato; 03-31-2009 at 09:21 AM.

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