Nan Enstad, Alex Beaseley, and David P. Stein discuss Cigarettes, Inc. on the latest episode of Who Makes Cents: A History of Capitalism Podcast.
“The multinational corporation is a pervasive institution. For example, it’s nearly impossible to listen to a podcast without interacting with one. But what is the history of this thing we call the multinational corporation? And who gets to count as its constituents?
Today, we investigate this topic and how it has been shaped by cigarettes—from the workers who grew the tobacco to those who governed the tobacco companies. And we discuss what this history can tell us about race, gender, region and geography.”