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How innovations in cardboard and canning led to the rise of modern grocery stores

Oct 7, 2020
In this book excerpt, author Benjamin Lorr explains how cardboard boxes, cardstock and tin cans led to a revolution in consumer products.
In this excerpt from his new book, "The Secret Life of Groceries: The Modern Miracle of the American Supermarket," author Benjamin Lorr writes that innovations in canning and cardboard technology made modern grocery stores possible.
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How much is a human life worth?

Apr 23, 2020
Civil courts, for-profit companies and regulators regularly put price tags on human lives. But how?
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What CEOs learned while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in India

Dec 11, 2019
Jonathan Reckford, head of the housing nonprofit, tells how hammers pound and differences fall aside when corporate leaders come together to build homes for low-income families.
Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity CEO, chats with homeowners at a build site in India in 2006.
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