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Lembra da gorjeta?

Falamos dela aqui, aqui e aqui. E agora estamos bem acompanhados: Mankiw.

Aqui vai o trecho inicial. Você, depois, leia o resto, ok?

Economists do not have a good theory of tipping. Normally, we assume that consumers pay as little as they have to when buying the products they want. Yet, when buying meals, haircuts, and taxi services, most consumers voluntarily pay more than they are legally required. Why does this happen? Why is it more true for some services than for others? Why do tipping customs vary from country to country? I have no idea.

Fascinante, não? Talvez esta pergunta seja tão boa quanto a do sushi. Ou, de forma irônica, imagine a pergunta: “por que pago gorjeta para o cara do restaurante mesmo após ele me cobrar multa pelo que sobrou no rodízio do sushi”? ^_^