Priceless…

I love this video, especially the Professor, near the end:

It really makes me wonder, though, if it had any affect on anyone they talked to? Did the students make the parallel between redistribution of grades and redistribution of wealth? I know it’s a simplistic way to look at the issue, and there are other considerations (valid or not) in redistributing wealth, but the basic concept is the same.

I wonder if they changed any minds.

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2 Responses to Priceless…

  1. Joy says:

    SKL, you have to go to a computer that has sound. This is WONDERFUL and it’s a great way to see how people who make more money shouldn’t have to pay higher taxes.

    You know, my mom is democrat as they come and she was talking one day about the “rich” should pay more and I asked her who were “the rich?” All she ever says when I ask her that is “you know what I mean” and I never do. But I said what if we took half of your money and gave it to someone who only worked part time. Just to make things “even” and she about had a stroke. “She worked hard all her life, blah, blah, blah” but I then I said so have other people who have money. Why should someone who works hard everyday have to hand over more money to the government for people on Welfare? She still didn’t get my drift UNTIL it came to HER money.

    I love how the kids with the high GPA “got it” and the ones with lower ones wanted to sign the sheet. Isn’t that crappy?

    • skl1 says:

      I’ll try to listen to it tomorrow, when the “cat’s away.”

      That’s true, you get a completely different reaction when you’re talking to the people who are actually pulling less vs. more than their “weight.” It’s funny how I’m not allowed to tell welfare recipients how they should spend their money (that I worked for), but the folks who pay little or no tax think they have a right to decide what should become of my money (that I worked for). “How much does one person need,” bla bla bla. That’s not the point. Nowadays, every time the “fairness” argument comes up in support of socking it to the “rich,” I argue that we ought to force everyone who isn’t employed to perform work for the common good, so they too can pull their weight. After all, how much personal time does one person need?

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