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Q: Income redistribution parable ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Income redistribution parable
Category: Relationships and Society > Politics
Asked by: nautico-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 30 Nov 2005 14:16 PST
Expires: 30 Dec 2005 14:16 PST
Question ID: 599687
A parable about the flaws of income redistribution plans has been
making its way around cyberspace for the last few years, but I'm
unable to find it. It's a series of examples of why it's allegedly
foolish and unfair to share one's gains, whether monetary or other.
Example: You get an "A" in school, but your friend gets a "D." Should
you share your "A" such that both you and your friend can have a "C+"?

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 30 Nov 2005 14:21 PST
Howdy, Nautico.

Is this what you're looking for?

Clarification of Question by nautico-ga on 30 Nov 2005 14:29 PST
Pink, that's one version and it's a good one, but there's also a
longer version that includes farm animals. LOL

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 30 Nov 2005 14:53 PST
Sorry, I couldn't find your longer version.

This is the only similar thing I could find which includes farm animals:

Hope someone else can turn up your parable. I enjoy this kind of thing!

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 30 Nov 2005 14:55 PST
More on the "two cows" joke:

Clarification of Question by nautico-ga on 30 Nov 2005 15:25 PST
Pink, OK, OK, you've done your best! Make it all your FINAL ANSWER! :)
Subject: Re: Income redistribution parable
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 30 Nov 2005 15:52 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Okey-dokey, here's my ***FINAL ANSWER*** (subject to future amendments
if something more ***FINAL*** comes along)!

The "grade redistribution" email that I received a few months ago was
pretty much like this one:

Sharp Joke: A Father Daughter Talk

And here's the venerable "two cows" thingie about economic systems:

Garrick's Palace of Stuff: World Ideologies as Explained by Reference to COWS

A thorough (possibly excessive) discussion of the "cows" tale:

Wikipedia: You have two cows

As long as we're doing barnyard humor, I also found a retelling of
"The Little Red Hen" that you may find amusing:

Right Wing News: Reagan's Red Hen

And let's not forget the ultimate in farm animal parables:

The Literature Network: Animal Farm

My Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: "conservative OR republican OR economic parable"

Best always,
nautico-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
Lovely, Pink.

Subject: Re: Income redistribution parable
From: pinkfreud-ga on 30 Nov 2005 16:29 PST
Many thanks for the five stars and the nice tip! 

Subject: Re: Income redistribution parable
From: agonizing_fury-ga on 01 Dec 2005 10:19 PST
Then she turned to him and asked ?So why is a mediocre party boy who
milked his family connections the Republican President??

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