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Freakonomics Radio

Should Tipping be Banned? (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, August 07, 2014

It's awkward, random, confusing -- and probably discriminatory too.

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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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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: The Green Handshake Edition

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Everyone's a guest this week on the Culture Gabfest with Slate's Mike Pesca, John Swansburg, and Jessica Winter filling in for our usual hosts. The guest gabbers discuss the movie Muppets Most Wanted and what the Muppets mean to kids in 2014. Next,...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Modest Proposal: Ban Tipping

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Freakonomics radio host Stephen Dubner discusses the recent episode that describes inequities in the way people tip.

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Freakonomics Radio

Should Tipping be Banned?

Monday, June 03, 2013

It's awkward, random, confusing -- and probably discriminatory too.

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WNYC News

Out From Behind the Apron: Servers and Bartenders Dish

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Many New Yorkers are eating out during this Restaurant Week. And that means a busy time for a lot of people — one in every 15 workers employed in the city's private sector are in the food and beverage industry. But getting a job as a waiter is not easy.

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