via the Columbia Daily Tribune

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“Here is a recent key discussion point from one of my international business classes: Favorable and strong political relationships foster stable business environments, expand business opportunities, lower risk and promote economic development. Okay, it’s a little generous to refer to it as a discussion … it might have been more of a monologue – it can be a challenge to get 19-20 year olds interactively engaged in a class discussion at 8:00 a.m. Still, it was a topic we addressed. So, let’s drill down a bit.”

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