The Calzone

George puts a dollar in the tip jar at the pizzeria, but the counterman’s head was turned and he didn’t see it. George laments that it cost him a dollar, but he got no credit for it. His altruism is not pure—he gets utility not from giving, but from getting credit for giving.

Concepts: altruism incentives utility

Source: Seinfeld

Season: 7

Disc: 4