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The Competitive World of Rock Paper Scissors

http://priceonomics.com/the-world-of-competitive-rock-paper-scissors/
Competitive Rock Paper Scissors is a parody of sports culture. It is also a serious pursuit that draws hundreds of perhaps-not-sober players to competitions around the world.
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Every July 1, just graduated medical students take on new responsibilities in hospitals across the country. So, doctors joke, "Don't get sick in July."
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Alexis de Tocqueville's Anti-Buzzfeed Rant of 1835

http://priceonomics.com/alexis-de-tocquevilles-anti-buzzfeed-rant-of-1835/
In 1835, a French aristocrat analyzed the trivial, decentralized, and diminished nature of America's newspapers. But he was really complaining about blogs.
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What Happens When You Enter the Witness Protection Program?

http://priceonomics.com/what-happens-when-you-enter-the-witness-protection/
The history of the Witness Protection Program is full of Hollywood-worthy intrigue. It also challenges our assumptions about crime and identity.
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The Enduring Popularity of the Technology Industry

http://priceonomics.com/the-enduring-popularity-of-the-technology-industry/
Silicon Valley has taken a beating in the press over the past year, but it has yet to impact Americans' favorable view of the tech industry.
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Americans nearly universally speed, and excess speed is a factor in many accidents. But what if higher speed limits made roads safer?
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Why Don’t Restaurants Charge for Reservations?

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From an economic perspective, restaurants with impossible-to-get reservations should charge for them and raise prices as long as people keep paying.
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In 1999, America Online's volunteer chat room monitors sued the company for back wages. Do today's hot Internet companies risk the same fate?
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The story of how a photo of Kim Kardashian buying coffee became a valuable commodity. And why it matters.
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Truffles are the world's most expensive food. Truffle oil sells for around $10 a bottle. For years, both received rock star treatment in the culinary world.
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An expensive tradition has some golfers insuring a hole-in-one like a calamity.
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For his valor during World War II, Juan Pujol Garcia received awards from both Adolph Hitler and King George VI.
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