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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Socialism - Test One.
Socialism test 1
Reproduced by Antony Nailer, original author
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 socialism worked and that no one would be
poor and no one would be rich, a great equaliser.
The professor then said: “OK, we will have an experiment in this
class on socialism. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the
same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an
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
When the third test rolled around, the average was an
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. It could not be any simpler than
You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the
wealthy out of prosperity.
What one person receives without working for, another person must
work to contribute.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that it doesn’t
first take from somebody else.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
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