I don't think in North America the world wars reduced the number of people available in the workforce - remember that is also when women entered the workforce.
However, the governments started significant infrastructure investments after the wars, and had pumped a ton of money into industry building military equipment.
And none of those cyclists are affected by what happens in the tournament. Whereas in gaming, cheaters are playing in your matches which directly impacts you.
Its being described poorly.
BB asked employees to be transferred to Ford, they accepted, BB claimed they resigned letter and denied severance. As best as I can understand these employees weren't terminated from Ford.
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