"To improve diversity, don’t make people go to diversity training. Really."

Some people apparently will be shocked--just shocked--to learn this:

"If someone is supposed to sit there, psychologically they will be grumpy," she said. "They will not want to engage. This is what we do as human beings -- we resist control."

Pro tip: if your worldview results in you being hugely surprised by the world nearly every damn day, there's something wrong with it.

"What It's Like to Live in a City Without Uber"

Cue Joni Mitchell: "You don't know what you've got until it's gone."

More: "Austin, After Driving Out Uber and Lyft, Launches Sting Operations Against Those Who Dare to Serve the Public with Rides" and "Prop 1 fallout: The Austin fuzz crack down on the working folk".

Still more: "A World Without Uber: Dispatches From Austin".

Recent data obtained from the Austin Police Department would seem to support Acevedo’s narrative. In the first three week after Uber and Lyft left Austin, DWI arrests were up 7.5 percent over the same time last year. City police made 359 DWI arrests from May 9, 2016 (the day Uber and Lyft shut down) to May 31, 2016. During that same period in 2015, Austin police made 334 DWI arrests.

"The Tao of Panda Express"

Go ahead, explain to me again how awful capitalism is.

The Chinese food chain’s success story—how a single outlet in the Glendale Galleria grew to 1,800 locations worldwide—begins with one secret ingredient: owners who care.

Related: "Buc-eenomics".

Over the weekend, I stopped to buy gas at a Buc-ee’s in Bastrop, Texas, and was greeted by (in addition to a man dressed as a giant aquatic rodent) an A-frame sign advertising Buc-ee’s version of the minimum wage: cashiers, $12 to $14 an hour; food-service and car-wash help, $13 to $15 an hour; team leaders, $14 to $17 an hour; assistant, $17 an hour and up. Each job came with three weeks paid time off each year, which employees are welcome to use, roll over, or exchange for cash. If you want 40 hours a week, there’s 40 hours a week to be had; if you want more than 40 hours a week, that can happen, too.