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Freakonomics podcast (with transcript). Whenever I visit I sure notice the upbeat employees they mention. I assume this is one reason why:

It employs a lot of real, live people — and pays them above the industry standard: as of 2013, full-time Trader Joe’s “crew members” made about $50,000 a year while “captains” made more than $100,000, also with better-than-average benefits.

Link courtesy of my older daughter.