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Cost of Thanksgiving dinner, tipping, e-cigarette, holiday travel, and a Canadian mayor
Hi y’all! Here are five stories from this week that contained some neat applications of economic principles or are related to teaching:
The cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be a little less than last year's [American Farm Bureau]
A new study finds that 72% of people said the long-standing practice of tipping is now expected in more places than five years ago [Pew Research Center]
E-cigarette usage among high-schoolers is at its lowest point in almost a decade [Associated Press]
Ottawa is hiring a "night mayor" to energize the city between 6 pm and 6 am with a $160k budget [CTV News]
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Get ready for a Thanksgiving twist you'll spot at the dinner table later this week: the last slice of pie dilemma! People are often slow to grab that last slice of pie, but why? It’s a combination of social norms, behavioral economics, and altruism.
Learn the solution to this holiday puzzle: