Tuesday, July 01, 2008

What the bagel man saw -- economics of the honor system

''But I found that as the unemployment rate goes down, dishonesty goes up,'' Paul F. says. ''My guess is that a low rate of unemployment means that companies are having to hire a lower class of employee.'' The data also show that the payment rate does not change when he raises bagel prices, though volume may temporarily fall.
A separate experiment at Kitchener's City Cafe Bakery.

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