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China incentive of the day

from Marginal Revolution by Tyler Cowen

A handsome teacher in China is offering pupils autographed photos of himself to encourage them to work harder.

Ji Feng, also vice principal of Zhiyuan Foreign Language Elementary School, is so popular among students that a lot of them were asking him for pictures.

“I came up with the idea of giving them my signed pictures as a reward,” he told the Nanjing Morning Post.

Students who put in exemplary work can now pose for a picture with Ji who then signs the printed photograph.

Ji added: “It absolutely is not narcissism, but a way of encouragement. And only the students who perform the best can get such a reward.”

Here is the story, the pointer is from Allison Kasic.