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“Before I hand back your exams, let’s review the overall performance of the class. Listed here are the median and mean scores. You can also see the grades of five highest scores on exam…”
I sat anxiously in my chair as my economics professor shared class statistics before finally handing back our tests.
After he distributed them to a number of students, they mingled at the front the room, speculating who earned the top scores.
“Dude, who do you think got the 101?”
“I bet it was *David?”
“Or maybe Mike? He’s always answering questions correctly.”
“Could be. But I think one of them is definitely Seth – that guy is totally on the ball.”
Always attuned to the behavior of the men in this class, I listened closely.
When the professor finally handed back my exam, I was shocked. Not only had I done much better than anticipated, I earned the second highest grade. [excerpt]
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Anonymous, "Value is Subjective and Other Fallacies in Economics" (2019). SURGE. 341.