we want to make men in this factory, as well as automobiles

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chance22

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chinese
Henry Ford did something which is very unusual in those days. He increased his men's wages and improved their working conditions. Then he said the above sentence"we want to make men in this factory, as well as automobiles".How to paraphrase this sentence, esp. "make men"? Thank you for your explanation.
 
  • cuchuflete

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    EEUU-inglés
    Hello chance22,

    With more background and context we could offer interpretations that would be more certain. The probable meaning of "make men" is that Ford intended to develop workers with good character, including a strong work ethic.
     
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