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"Bob Merritt, the shack’s new chief executive, told investors last week that both customers and employees weren’t happy with the policy, according to The New York Times. Company research found that diners hated the price hikes, and 60 percent disliked the new tipping policy - they were happy to throw a little extra cash toward their wait staff as an incentive for a better experience."
Turns out that people don't mind tipping as an incentive for better service.
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"Concerned citizens may argue about whether the state should offer any sort of retirement security—Social Security, Secure Choice, or whatever. But if the state is going to create these programs, they should be offered to every worker according to the same set of rules and offer the same set of benefits. Government workers should not be getting deals far better than private workers.

"So here's the deal, Sacramento: Require every state and local government worker immediately to begin participating in Social Security and the Secure Choice program, and encourage them to supplement that with individual 401k retirement accounts. Mandate that all retirement benefits they earn from now on are limited to those three programs. Work out the bugs. Then - and only then - sign up the rest of us."
If the program is so good, shouldn't government workers be included, too?
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"The problem is with the proposed solutions. A society that relies too heavily on redistributing wealth eventually runs out of wealth to redistribute. The historical record is clear. It’s capitalism that brought billions of people out of poverty in the 20th century. It’s socialism that enslaved them and impoverished them."
Why my rant against the Democratic candidate’s prescription for America went viral.
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Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.

* Duration: 14:07, Played: 8:47

* Published: 3/15/16 1:36:59 PM

* Episode Download Link (57 MB): http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~5/0EsyIU93Nl8/TimUrban_2016.mp4

* Show Notes: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~3/tXAKKqy-YRc/tim_urban_inside_the_mind_of_a_master_procrastinator

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"The government cannot turn a citizen's life upside down and then walk away as if nothing happened,"
A convenience store owner accused of "structuring" will get some compensation for his forfeiture ordeal.
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"But in the early 1990s Sweden began to abandon its brief detour into Bernienomics. It deregulated, privatized, reduced taxes, and opened the public sector to private providers. The two decades that followed saw real wages increase by almost 70 percent."
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Yep. This is fairly true about how it is here in Sweden.
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"His fiscal realm is a zero-gravity environment. His tax plan would raise the top marginal rate to a confiscatory 77 percent - almost certainly stifling economic growth, not to mention reducing revenue from what it would be at lower rates.

"On spending, he offers a fiesta of extravagance: free college, paid family leave, Medicare-for-all, an across-the-board increase in Social Security benefits. The bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget says they could add $15 trillion to the national debt over a decade. Even liberal economists have characterized his budget agenda as a joke.

"Sensible voters on the left and the right will decline the suspension of disbelief his campaign invites. In the unlikely event he wins the election, Sanders won't announce, 'I'm going to Disney World.' He lives in his own magic kingdom."
His policies come from a fantasy world.
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How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals -- including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones."

* Duration: 15:28

* Published: 4/1/16 9:47:47 AM

* Episode Download Link (63 MB): http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~5/v2oc088Dl9A/AdamGrant_2016.mp4

* Show Notes: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~3/GYtW89V5Mhw/adam_grant_the_surprising_habits_of_original_thinkers

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"Although he was not a consistent defender of individual rights (or a consistent originalist or federalist), he was nothing like the authoritarian ogre depicted by his critics on the left."
The late Supreme Court justice was inaccurately described as "authoritarian."
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"And it is what all the angry brouhaha about Citizens United is about: Politicians trying to limit the circumstances under which Americans can band together in certain legal structures and say bad things about them. That is the principle that Clinton and her fans cheer: that government should have more power to make it illegal to criticize politicians.

"It's a little weird and creepy, but then a lot about American politics today is."
Americans dared criticize me via means I can convince you are "bad," says Clinton, and I want it to be against the law for that criticism of me to exist.
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"Bernie Sanders's health care plan is underfunded by almost $1.1 trillion a year, a new analysis by Emory University health care expert Kenneth Thorpe finds.

"Thorpe isn't some right-wing critic skeptical of all single-payer proposals. Indeed, in 2006 he laid out a single-payer proposal for Vermont after being hired by the legislature, and was retained by progressive Vermont lawmakers again in 2014 as the state seriously considered single-payer, authoring a memo laying out alternative ways to expand coverage. A 2005 report he wrote estimated that a single-payer system would save $1.1 trillion in health spending from 2006 to 2015.

"But he nonetheless concludes that single-payer at a national level would be significantly more expensive than the Sanders campaign believes, and would require workers to pay an additional 20 percent of their compensation in taxes. He also argues it would leave 71 percent of households with private insurance worse off once you take both tax increases and reduced health care expenditures into account."
And 71% of households with private insurance would pay more.
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