Like many Minnesotans and Americans, I buy in an impersonal way that makes the clerk and me interchangeable parts. Places like Daytona#39;s sell only about 12 percent of the shoes that Americans buy. ... developed a combination of piecework and line work, mechanized when possible and hand worked as necessary, and initially produced 150 pairs of shoes in a 10-hour work day. ... To put it into perspective, Nike, maker of athletic shoes, had sales in the neighborhood of $9.5 billion.
|Title||:||North Star State|
|Author||:||Anne J. Aby|
|Publisher||:||Minnesota Historical Society Press - 2002|