yesterday vs today. That's an actual quote from Henry Ford -I'm sure the other isn't, but you can decide for yourself whether or not it's an accurate view of hi
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yesterday vs today

That's an actual quote from Henry Ford -I'm sure the other isn't, but you can decide for yourself whether or not it's an accurate view of his company's policies. Also, tags.

Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost
possible. paying the highest wages possible"
Make the best quality of goods
at the lowest cost ( (
america {today}
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#4 - Pred ONLINE (05/29/2013) [+] (54 replies)
oh that's funny.. Because Jobs did the opposite..

Make the worst quality goods possible at the highest cost possible.
#28 - europe (05/30/2013) [+] (17 replies)
Oh yes, because Henry Ford was such a good person.
#29 to #28 - inamerica (05/30/2013) [-]
The **** do you know europe?
#61 - crazyolitis (05/30/2013) [+] (9 replies)
Ford's bussiness model makes sense. Lowest cost possible means cheap products. Higher wages mean people buy more stuff. Therefore, people also buy what the company makes, such as a car, which means more bussiness for the company, meaning more profit.
#95 - thebritishguy (05/30/2013) [+] (3 replies)
there were loads of reports on people who committed suicide in sweatshops making apple products, it really sucks
#98 to #95 - yunonomynameeh (05/30/2013) [-]
They actually had nets around the building to catch jumpers. .....
User avatar #174 - hhanako (05/30/2013) [+] (4 replies)
no, make the lowest quality possible at the highest price possible.

and make it so that you have to bring it in somewhere to get it fixed
#1 - anonymous (05/29/2013) [-]
More like; Modern America;
Make average quality at using average costs, so that the consumer needs to buy a whole new phone if something happens to the old one. If you demand a refund, they'll counter with "You're holding it wrong."
#207 - xredsoxmuffin (05/30/2013) [-]
I would not use Steve Jobs to compare for this, his would go more like "Make the worst quality of goods possible at the lowest possible cost, then sell at high prices"
#137 - sirevivitan (05/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
"Buy out or copy the best quality blueprints of goods possible at lowest cost possible, whilst naming yourself the creator. Sell for ten times the fabrication cost. Eliminate the opposition by abusing the copyrights"
Why do you keep sucking Steve's dick? He hasn't made anything. He's just a successfull and ruthless merchant.
User avatar #33 - Titanasgr ONLINE (05/30/2013) [-]
And the future:
Make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible
#111 - teranin ONLINE (05/30/2013) [+] (9 replies)
#54 - anonymous (05/30/2013) [+] (32 replies)
Are you Americans really THAT dumb? 1930... Highest wages possible... ???
Its not even funny anymore HOW good you are at lying to yourselves. Freedom,
Democracy, Economic Competitiveness xD xD xD
You have two political Parties which basically have the same Agenda and differ only in Opinions about minor, unimportant **** that gets inflated via Media so you dont have to worry about the Real problems of your Nation. And everybody who has not the same dumb Opinions as you is either called a Socialist or a Fascist (depends on which party you vote for) Its ridiculous that you even Consider yourself a free Nation. No wonder that the whole world hates you
#77 to #59 - yunonomynameeh (05/30/2013) [-]
Not so much when you nuke somebody -it's pretty close to a terrorist attack no matter when you do it.

Not exactly a surgical strike, if you know what I mean.

Also, we technically had troops on the ground in that terrorist's country when 9/11 occurred (one of them being myself), so although you don't think we were "at war with them", we were a little. Just because that war wasn't happening in your back yard, as it was theirs -doesn't mean it wasn't happening.

And seriously, we killed a **** ton of innocent people with 2 nuclear bombs -does the fact that we were at war really make you feel better?
#45 - thefasrdog (05/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Watch the Men who built america on the History channel. Though they were intelligent, and innovative most of these men were huge D-bags...

They hired private armies to stop worker strikes...
#156 - thondercunt (05/30/2013) [+] (6 replies)
it's funny because Ford was a Nazi and Jobs a weirdo
User avatar #170 to #156 - schneidend (05/30/2013) [-]
Dat complete ******** caption. I guarantee there's no Freemason award called "Hitler's Great Cross of the German Order of the Eagle."
User avatar #22 - sadisticsalmon (05/30/2013) [-]
Apple, "best quality" yeh...
#193 - abcdxyz (05/30/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Ford did make some high quality cars
#191 - yunonomynameeh (05/30/2013) [-]
Really amazed at the number of people confusing the cost of making a product with the price they charge you for it. Nowhere, anywhere in this image, is the "price charged" ever discussed -the image refers to the cost of production alone.    
   
"omg! apple and teh lowest pris? ur stoopid!"   
   
Also, the lower "quote" isn't even a quote, that should be clear by the fact that it's literally the same thing written above, minus one line (and the fact that it's missing quotations). And on top of that, Jobs bust is used here only to represent a "modern CEO", his name isn't even placed under the statement (yes it's suggestive, because Apple does employee cheap foreign labor, and their business practices are somewhat reflected in the statement).    
   
The whole GD image is only meant to point out some differences in yesterday and today, and maybe suggest it as part of our current economic situation. Some of you are too hung up on the individuals being used to make that point.
Really amazed at the number of people confusing the cost of making a product with the price they charge you for it. Nowhere, anywhere in this image, is the "price charged" ever discussed -the image refers to the cost of production alone.

"omg! apple and teh lowest pris? ur stoopid!"

Also, the lower "quote" isn't even a quote, that should be clear by the fact that it's literally the same thing written above, minus one line (and the fact that it's missing quotations). And on top of that, Jobs bust is used here only to represent a "modern CEO", his name isn't even placed under the statement (yes it's suggestive, because Apple does employee cheap foreign labor, and their business practices are somewhat reflected in the statement).

The whole GD image is only meant to point out some differences in yesterday and today, and maybe suggest it as part of our current economic situation. Some of you are too hung up on the individuals being used to make that point.
#14 - anonymous (05/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
And I say: IMPROVEMENT!!!

Cutting costs = making **** cheaper.
#24 to #14 - angelusprimus (05/30/2013) [-]
Cutting wages = less spending = other companies having less proffit = them cutting wages = everyone having less money = everyone spending less = your companies sales going down = long term bad for you, bad for everyone's economy.

Real capitalists like Ford, Rockefeller even frigging J.P. Morgan understood that. Its today's numbnuts who only look at profits this quarter and no further that don't get it.

#110 - glasgowrangers (05/30/2013) [+] (8 replies)
"at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible"


mfw people don't understand wages are a cost. The difference is regulation and welfare. Back "in the day" government didn't give all these handouts so companies had to pay workers a living wage. Now companies don't have to pay living wages as the government tops up salaries or "free stuff"


Or maybe you're right. Maybe company bosses just liked giving money away in the past.

Whatever makes more sense to you i guess.
User avatar #116 to #110 - osimonmagus (05/30/2013) [-]
There needs to be a coup against Congress.
#52 - allamericandude ONLINE (05/30/2013) [-]
Wages have always been determined based on supply and demand for workers in that field. That's why burger flippers (high supply, low demand) get paid less than doctors or engineers (low supply, high demand). Of course, equilibrium isn't always reached. If people think wages are too low, they negotiate with their employers--usually through unions--to raise them. If employers think wages are too high--usually because of unions--they either lower wages or cut employment (both of which are certain to piss everyone off).   
   
Wages have worked more or less this way since long before the dawn of market capitalism.
Wages have always been determined based on supply and demand for workers in that field. That's why burger flippers (high supply, low demand) get paid less than doctors or engineers (low supply, high demand). Of course, equilibrium isn't always reached. If people think wages are too low, they negotiate with their employers--usually through unions--to raise them. If employers think wages are too high--usually because of unions--they either lower wages or cut employment (both of which are certain to piss everyone off).

Wages have worked more or less this way since long before the dawn of market capitalism.
User avatar #37 - Daeiros (05/30/2013) [-]
pffft best quality goods
riiiiight

america hasn't tried to make the best quality goods for a long time
they make it good enough that people will buy it, but bad enough that they will need to replace it within a year or two

quality actually hurts the economy because the economy as it is today is based on buying as much **** as humanly possible so everything needs to be designed to wear out and need constant service and replacement
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