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The failing of Ford offers history lessons for the housing crisis

Whenever talk turns to the housing crisis, someone is bound to proclaim that millions of new prefabricated houses are the answer. 'Just like car production, old chap.' And, of course, you can compare car, or better still van, production with house building. Four Ford Transits joined together might make a decent starter home and there can be no argument about its feasibility.

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