Brought to you by

Ads are being blocked

For us to continue writing great stories, we need to display ads.

Un-block Learn more


Please select the extension that is blocking ads.


Please follow the steps below

Economics in Plain English

Tipping Doesn't Work: Why Do Americans Still Do It?

Nov 19, 2013 | 13 videos
Video by The Atlantic

The short history (and backward logic) of gratuity

Read more

Author: Derek Thompson


About This Series

Derek Thompson answers questions from readers about business and money.