Business: Ford's Business

Only by indirection does Henry Ford reveal the extent of his business and of his profits, whereas practically every other business organization in the U. S. furnishes its financial statements willingly. The reason lies in the fact that such other concerns wish to establish the value of their stocks and bonds. Indeed those listed on the New York Stock Exchange must do so. On the other hand Ford neither lists his stocks nor seeks public financial support.

Massachusetts requires an annual statement of the Ford Motor Co. That statement filed last April...

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