To: All class members, G20
From: Principal J.B. Hockey
Subject: Failure to complete homework
It has come to my attention that many students of the G20 class have failed to submit an adequate draft of the homework assigned to them earlier in the year.
Can I remind you that the directions were quite specific: come up with a plan to achieve economic growth of 2 per cent with NEW policy initiatives (Jeeves, shut up, I realise that 2 per cent equates to divergent per capita growth rates, but given the IQ of the class, such complexities simply couldn’t be considered).
If you are still hoping to attend the end of year trip to Brisbane, students will have to submit an adequate plan. In the case of most students, this will require a noticeable uplift in effort to flesh out the imaginary details of structural reforms, stable macroeconomic settings, removing trade barriers, etc, etc. (you see, I have done half the work for you).
In order to impose more rigour on the process, I have taken the step of engaging two outside agencies (you may have heard of them – the IMF and the OECD) to assess the quality of your assignments and to track the implementation. Don’t forget that there is a practical component in this subject, not just theory.
I repeat – I am very disappointed in your progress thus far (with some exceptions- Redmond you are doing very well); I expected much better of such an elite group.
I am at my wit’s end as to how to deal with your tardiness – nay negligence – save to warn you that international shame will be your punishment if your efforts do not improve.
(By the way, Ruth – you may not be coming in any case.)