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Macroeconomics Gone Wrong: The Ratchet Effect

Yes, my teacher is responsible for the large green "PRAY" written across the page.

Yes, my teacher is responsible for the large green “PRAY” written across the page.

November 15, 2001: Question #4 on my macroeconomics quiz, junior year of high school:

Question 4. Graph and explain the ratchet effect (in detail as usual).

Answer: like a ratchet, it can turn one way, but not the other way

(Teacher note: “lol!”)

The money shot here is that after grading my test – on which I received a 15/60 – my teacher wrote, in thick green marker across the entire page: PRAY

Yes, I’m serious… my teacher actually handed my paper back with “PRAY” written across it. He was a hilarious guy, though, seriously! I’m glad he re-paid the laugh I gave him with my ridiculous answer to the final question on the quiz.

#economics #macroeconomics #quiz #test #high school #bad grades #grades

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About Cody Gough

Cody Gough hosts the Curiosity Podcast for the award-winning Curiosity.com, and also works as fill-in host and producer at WGN Radio in Chicago. As an established radio veteran, Cody has been with WGN Radio since 2008, and have worked on the WGN Plus podcast network as host and producer of the Game/Life Balance U.S. podcast (formerly Unqualified Gamers). In addition to his broadcast experience, Cody has written for Curiosity.com, the GonnaGeek Network, and HuffPost.

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