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The Upside of Quitting

<b>Season 1, Episode 5</b><p>You know the bromide: “a winner never quits, and a quitter never wins.”<p>To which Freakonomics Radio says … <i>Are you sure</i>? Sometimes …

Why People Love Tipping Waiters

As an economic phenomenon, tipping is really weird. As a psychological phenomenon, it's something else entirely.<p>When the Linkery, a small San Diego restaurant, shuttered its doors this summer, it ended a fascinating social experiment. The Linkery had instituted a standard 18 percent service charge …

Nathan Hale vs. Bradley Manning

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>One spied for the US government, the other spied on the US government. Both served the American people<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>August 6, 2013 11:37pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Hey, let’s talk spying! In Surveillance America, this land of spookery we all now inhabit, what …