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Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio: Should Tipping Be Banned?

Friday, June 20, 2014

To an economist, tipping is a puzzling behavior – why pay extra when it’s not required? In this episode of Freakonomics Radio, host Stephen Dubner looks at why we tip, which factors affect the amount, and whether tipping should perhaps be eliminated altogether. Research shows that African-American servers earn smaller tips than white servers, so there’s an argument to be made that the practice is discriminatory.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Social Media and the Office

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Will new laws protect what you say on social media while you're at work - even if you're dissing your boss? Steven Greenhouse, author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, says you might be able to share more than you think.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Dock Workers and Labor

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Sue Schurman, dean of Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, explains the latest on the longshoremen contract negotiations and the year in labor issues in both the public and private sectors.

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