There's a story famous in the blogosphere in which a college prof responds to his students keenness for socialism by applying it to his grading system. Each student's test scores would be averaged with each of the other student's scores. The arithmetic mean would be the grade that each of them received all the way through the semester, including the final exam.
As you might have predicted, the first test scores ran the range from high to low. But the students who made the highest grades realized that too many others were free-loading off their work. So they slacked off, too. The final grade they all ended up with was well below the mean of the first test score.
Lesson leaned. The story is so good even Snopes can't debunk it except to say "his scheme was actually more a demonstration of communism than of socialism." Alrighty then.
So when we hear that MIT Press Publishes ‘Communism for Kids’ Book, one has to wish the kids could be given a real life experience like the one above. For example, each would be required to put his/her favorite toy in a community box, and any other child could take it. The kids who grabbed the best toys would like it.
For a real life example, see Venezuela. Oh wait, that's not communism, that's socialism. OK then, see Russia. The end result is totalitarianism.
3:51 PM 4/17/2017