Petty corruption was long thought to grease the wheels of business. But economists are learning how much it can hold back some companies and local economies.
Unsupported claims have limited effects on buyers when other sellers are willing to make verifiable promises.
Companies spend almost three times the amount on politically motivated charitable giving than they spend trying to influence politicians through PACs.
Single women routinely downplay their career goals and subdue their assertiveness in hopes of better romantic opportunities.
Sitting adjacently makes it 13 percent less likely that two members of the same party will differ in their votes.