Social Economics

I received this as an E-mail. Copy pasted and hence do not claim that it’s my own work. Blog readers are free to learn their own lessons from this post.

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.

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

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3 Responses to Social Economics

  1. IamNoSpecial says:

    Wonderful….Sharing it on my blog…

  2. Absolutely correct. Nothing can be more right than this. And I think that’s why nations go to bankruptcy if the leadership fails in their endeavour to pull up the nation’s productivity, efficiency and therefore GDP/wealth – whatever it is. You cannot create/produce/multiply wealth by dividing it. Is it a good warning to a country like India where because of numerous subsidy and other social schemes in the name of poor, the class of people who actually ‘work’ and therefore make money, has to suffer and pay huge taxes in all the forms and formats. Poor simply walk away. Does not mean that poors are not be supported. But supporting is different than giving away ‘free’ bread and butter every day for decades altogether since independence.

  3. Ramamurthy says:

    What ever it is America not only still exists but is growing stronger.We all including our Prime Minister crave for American approvals and their money.

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