Henry Ford was a very smart man in that he paid his workers MORE than the prevailing wages because he understood that his employees were also his customers and by making sure that Ford employees could buy the cars they were making, the cars would be seen on the roads and become his best advertising.
Ford prospered by making his community around him prosperous. That was smart.
Circuit City's managers are making themselves prosperous by keeping all the money to themselves, and when enough companies follow suit, they will destroy their own customer base.
By Mike Rivero