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Why work

Post by Prof » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:12 am

An economics teacher at a local school made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Gillard/Brown socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The teacher then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on the Gillard/Brown 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 teacher 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, and gives to those who do nothing, no-one will try or want to succeed.

It could NOT be any simpler than that.

Remember,there IS a test coming up.The next election.

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

1. You can not 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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Re: Why work

Post by Happosai » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:24 am

I'ts never that simple

To counter

http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2011/12 ... experiment

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Re: Why work

Post by dg6oo2 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:36 pm

Maybe if voting was optional they would actually work for your vote with honesty and integrity rather than sniping and bitching, Our pollies really only feather there ar*^s with our votes thats why there are no major infrastructure developments going on as they can,t be done within the elected period, is it for the good of the party or the country that the decisions are based on?.
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Re: Why work

Post by fluffer » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:04 am

Prof, you have just described where I work/attend. :roll: :roll:
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