Business: Tropics v. Ford

Where government is secure and civilization high, where engineers can command and skilled workers perform, where mass-production pays, there has Henry Ford succeeded. But even as the tropics and all the vexatious conditions they imply have conquered the genius of many another white man, so last week did they seem to have conquered Henry Ford, symbol of System, Efficiency, Profits. In the rich, deep Amazon Valley, the jungle was reported slowly closing in on a Ford enterprise.

When the commercial demand for rubber first commenced, the happiest country was Brazil, home of the rubber...

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