Opposite What You’re Told, Rising Ignorance Is Very Bullish

With his eponymous company, Henry Ford aimed to produce cars for the “multitude.” And so he did. It’s almost a waste of words to write about how he did it, but the short story is that Ford spread the production of cars across thousands of hands and machines.

With each human on his assembly lines engaging in evermore specialized tasks, automobile production soared. While Ford’s assembly lines weren’t basic (they were operational marvels), the logic was: when individuals are freed to do what they do best, their productivity skyrockets.

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