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How Do Checkout Charities Work From A Business Point Of View?

On Friday on The Show, we talked about so-called "checkout charity" from a sociological standpoint. That’s when a keypad at the grocery store or a restaurant gives us the chance to make a charitable donation to help support any number of causes.

Emily Barman, associate professor in Boston University’s Department of Sociology, explained why we give in those situations.

Now we’re going to look at checkout charity from the business’ point of view. With me is Deborah Small, professor of marketing and psychology at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.