NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Americans keep hoping for a robust recovery -- one that delivers better paying jobs and decent returns on retirement savings.
But changes in technology and the economy may mean that never happens, and government efforts to improve conditions often multiply the misery.
In 1908, Henry Ford had a great idea -- the Model T -- and a novel understanding of mass production, but he needed huge amounts of capital to build factories, dealers to sell and service mass-produced cars, and a large corps of managers and assembly workers.
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