Friday, March 26, 2010

The Downward Spiral Of Socialism As A College Experiment

How Does Socialism Inspire The Masses To Innovate And Strive For Success?

The answer is? It doesn't!

The story below, from an academic example of socialism in action, shows the process of a systematic decline in the performance metrics of a society. It is a story of learned behavior, and a sapping of motivation and desire. Not to give away the ending, but all fail!

The Socialist Experiment

An economics professor, reported to be from Texas Tech, 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.


  1. Good analogy but "non-sequitur". I really liked this article. Good job.

  2. This article is a lie, please check your facts and stop making the GOP look like idiots. We aren't all morons who swallow everything Sarah Palin says as fact.

  3. How does this make the GOP look like idiots?

    It is saying that socialism is a failed economic system.

    Maybe it's just that you're an idiot!