Have you heard this story: A college professor discussed liberal vs conservative with his class. After the first test, The average grade was a B+. The professor decided to "re-distribute" the grades. Those who got a D- was upgraded to a C- ~ and those who received an A+ were reduced to a B+. He did this for several tests - but what he found was that after a number of weeks the actual average grade dropped from a B+ to a C-. The professor explained to his class the same thing happens with finance. The more you take from those who actually produce, the less they will produce ~ thus less to redistribute. Have you heard this story ( or variation ) thereof. Do you think this is a good example of redistribution of wealth?