Another intriguing and enlightening post today at Ann Barnhardt’s. Here are a few teasers designed to get your clicking finger fired up:
In 1943, a strike happened in seven cities against a major retailer of that time
Franklin D. Roosevelt order the U.S. military to seize one of the retailer’s offices in one of the seven cities
The CEO left the property in an unthinkable manner
Roosevelt installed his own manager in that city’s office
Roosevelt cited as his authority for the grab, legislation he had vetoed
Then Roosevelt picked another privately-owned company and put a U.S. military general in the CEO chair
Something huge happened to change it all. A Superman arrived on the scene.
Can we survive a similar dictatorship today? Do you know your history? Did you know this story? I didn’t know it in quite this way. Read it at Barnhardt.
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