Yes, but it is due as well
to patents and a thousand other things. It is due chiefly to the fact that Mr. Ford controls a market in the United States of 110,000,000 which he is supplying with 2,000,000 cars of a standard size every year. In addition to that he has the advantages of mass production, so that he can undersell any competitor or raise or lower his price as he sees fit. But if the Canadian government were to impose a proper excise tax upon the Ford company in this country it would stop the profiteering complained of. I would impose such a tax as would prevent that $6.000 000 from reaching the pockets of Henry Ford. I would put on such a business tax as would make it unprofitable for him to charge the consumers of this country a price higher than would yield him a reasonable profit.
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