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Our Space City is a distant dream. But all such dreams must begin in the minds of men. Men like the scientists, engineers and automotive designers of Ford Motor Company. I hope you enjoyed our show and your ride on The Magic Skyway in a new Ford product as much as I’ve enjoyed the Fords I have driven through the years.

Walt Disney(speaking at the 1964–1965 World’s Fair)

In the world arena, the United States has watched its competitive advantage slip away over the past half-century or so. Where once the United States had a per capita gross national product 4 times that of Germany and 15 times that of Japan, the three are now, in broad terms, relatively equal contenders.

How did this happen? Quite simply, Japan and ...

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