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Tax credits for angel investors, the spooky impact of workplace mind-body dissonance and a more effective model for surge pricing

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Thirty-one states have offered tax credits to angel investors over the last 30 years, at a public cost of $8.1 billion, attracting:
Lower quality startups and less experienced investors than without the credits.
Higher quality startups and more highly experienced investors.
Higher quality startups but less experienced investors.

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Mind-body dissonance at work — having to smile through a customer’s tantrum or a supervisor’s latest inane idea — not only causes personal distress, but it also:
Makes one more likely to believe conspiracy theories.
Makes one more likely to be superstitious.
Both A. and B.

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In the still nascent battle to reduce carbon emissions by industry, companies typically find:
A few obvious carbon-reducing opportunities, but then they run out of ideas.
Obvious ways to reduce carbon and, then, as companies carry out those projects, they discover subsequent waves of additional opportunities.
They’ve years earlier exhausted carbon-reducing opportunities when they were trying to cut energy use.

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To reduce sharp price increases on ride-sharing platforms known as surge pricing, researchers suggested:
Raising prices in the busiest zones, though less dramatically, and also reducing prices in nearby areas to push drivers toward the busy zones.
Raising prices across the board at all hours and all places to attract more drivers to the platform.
Outlawing surge pricing.

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Convicted of a violent felony, defendants who had also consumed alcohol before the crime were given a sentence:
Four years longer than felons whose crime didn’t involve alcohol.
Roughly the same as a felon whose crime didn’t involved alcohol.
A sentence roughly four years shorter.