[VIDEO] How Tipping Culture Took Over the U.S.

October 27, 2023

From counter service restaurants to furniture stores, Americans are prompted to leave a tip for nearly every purchase they make. Along with looking at the history of tipping in the U.S., this video explains “price partitioning” and how it influences the ways that consumers view prices, showing that tipping is likely here to stay despite being consistently unpopular. 


  1. What is price partitioning, and how does it influence consumers’ views on prices? 
  2. Do you think businesses should phase out tipping and simply list total prices instead? What would be the potential advantages and disadvantages of this approach?