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When it was supposed to be payday

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Air traffic controllers are about to miss a payday, adding stress to an already stressful job.
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Game theory suggests the trade war could last a long time

Oct 25, 2018
Social scientists say it's rational for countries to act in their self-interest.
Half of everything China sends to the United State is subject to tariffs. Above, container ships outside of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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Game theory suggests the trade war could last a long time

Oct 25, 2018
Social scientists say it's rational for countries to act in their self-interest.
Half of everything China sends to the United State is subject to tariffs. Above, container ships outside of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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How one shady employee can poison the workplace

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Mar 15, 2018
When you're exposed to a shady colleague, you're 40 percent more likely to also engage in their bad business practices.
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Workplace harassment and the bystander effect

Oct 26, 2017
There can be a "diffusion of responsibility" when a group of people see something bad happen.
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