Now I think the “$5 a day” story is pretty widely known by now, but did you know that “To qualify for that $5, workers would have to remain in good moral standing (no saloons) and submit to intrusive home visits from Ford’s Sociology Department.”
I’ve never heard that dark detail.
On the plus side, “For the first time, a major industrialist had suggested that the contract between employer and employee consisted of more than just a wage (and the lowest possible one at that).”
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