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Seinfeld Economics: The Trip (Parts I and II)

by Linda Ghent

An incentive is any factor (financial or non-financial) that enables or motivates a particular course of action, or counts as a reason for preferring one choice to the alternatives.


Seinfeld: The Trip (Parts I and II)

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George asks Lupe, the maid at his hotel, to untuck the sheets at the foot of his bed, because he can't sleep if the sheets are too tight. George is disappointed in Lupe, who didn't untuck his sheets as she had promised. Jerry asks George if he remembered to tip Lupe, but George forgot (no incentive after you're gone and if you're not coming back). Jerry says, “That's why communism failed.”

from Seinfeld, Season 4 (1992)
Creator: Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld
Posted by Linda Ghent