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Anyone serving in the U.S. military before 1980 remembers the cry opening every break: “Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.” Almost everyone, from the lowest private to the most senior officer present, would light up a cigarette.

Smoke ‘em if You Got ‘em: The Rise and Fall of the Military Cigarette Ration by Joel R. Bius examines the link between the military and cigarette smoking. He shows how cigarette consumption and the military were connected.

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I just came from my local WalMart and I’ve never seen anything like it. Every employee in there, from the managers to the baggers to the stockers all had a new spring in their step. Every single employee asked me how I was doing, and am I finding what I needed with a big grin. It […]

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This week on Banter, University of North Dakota president and former Member of Congress Mark Kennedy discusses his new book “Shapeholders: Business Success in the Age of Activism.” The book discusses how businesses engage with “shapeholders”—regulators, the media, and social and political activists who don’t necessarily have a stake in a company’s success but who often challenge what they view as bad business practice. You can check out the book webpage at the link below.

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