This week was different from most of my business lessons. A vast majority of the time, I watched videos discussing the governments involvement in business and addressing the accusations made by liberals and socialists. One of them was from the 1970’s, and yet the concept discussed is still valid today. I did however read a few online articles assigned one day, so at least I got some reading done this week. Now, the writing assignment given to me this time has two parts to it that build on each other. The questions are: “Would it be moral to grade exams, so that all students get C’s? If not, is it moral for the state to redistribute incomes?”
First, I will answer the one on exam grading. Well, the short answer is of course, not. Now here’s why. This is actually redistributing the points awarded to those who earned them. If you take points from a grade A student and give them to a D student, then they would be even, yes. But, What goes on afterwards is what ruins this process. If the D students get the points, then they think ‘hey, I get these points for free, so I don’t need to really do the exams. I can pass anyway.’ Then there are less points earned by those students, and more taken from the A students. Eventually the A students find this unfair, and then decide not to do the exams either, because no matter how hard they try, they won’t get their hard earned points, so what’s the point? (No pun intended)
Now, the first question was more of a small scale scenario. The second however can be answered with the exact same answer and outcome. In this case, the points would be money and the students, citizens of America. I will repeat my answer with this situation. If you take money from hard working people who have earned it, and give it to those who haven’t, that is unjust as well. And as a result, Both sides will find it pointless to continue earning money through work since one will always be given it, and the other will always be taken from. Wether it is the former case, or the latter, it’s not going to end well if the redistribution of any currency does not stop.