A couple of videos that illustrate hypocricy

Jul 2011
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[video=youtube;lOyaJ2UI7Ss]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOyaJ2UI7Ss&feature=player_embedded[/video]


[video=youtube;1iW5b2li1Yw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iW5b2li1Yw&feature=player_embedded[/video]


The sad thing is...these university students don't even realize they are being hypocritical.
 
Feb 2011
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If you watch the videos you'll see the interviewees making the same argument. "It's not the same." We understand that people react to the comparison this way, but we're still without a cogent explanation.

Why is an unfortunate non-working person deserving of public money (taken in mandatory fashion) from more fortunate, productive people if a less intelligent, non-hard working college student is NOT entitled to GPA points of more intelligent, hard-working students? What argument justifies GPA being exempt from confiscation for the general academic welfare of all students, whereas we treat money completely differently?
 

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Jul 2011
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If you watch the videos you'll see the interviewees making the same argument. "It's not the same." We understand that people react to the comparison this way, but we're still without a cogent explanation.

Why is an unfortunate non-working person deserving of public money (taken in mandatory fashion) from more fortunate, productive people if a less intelligent, non-hard working college student is NOT entitled to GPA points of more intelligent, hard-working students? What argument justifies GPA being exempt from confiscation for the general academic welfare of all students, whereas we treat money completely differently?
Nice job, Neo. Instead of just admitting the comparison is bullshit, you double-down on it. Typical con behavior.
 
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It's not bullshit just because you can't connect the dots, NG. If you comprehend the theory of redristributing perceived excess at one level to elevate those on a lower level, it makes perfect sense. Of course, to admit that would be to recognize the flaws in your own ideology, which I doubt you will do.
 
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Why can't anyone explain WHY it's a bad comparison? Do they need some helpful hints?

Here's one: GPA is capped already. Income is not.

But then again, if you redistribute points in a capped system, the number of points remaining after you shave down the best students becomes the new ceiling. If 3.8 becomes the new "maximum" GPA, but it's no harder to reach 3.8 as before, then the would-be 4.0 students can just stroll their way up to 3.8 territory and then just stop going to class, because there will be no greater benefit to their grade beyond that. It undermines a competitive attitude.