Tesla vs. the car dealerships

    Tesla Motors, the California-based electric-car start-up, is anything but an epitome of American-style free-market entrepreneurship.

    Its Model S performed and sold better than many critics, this one included, expected. Ditto for its stock price, which is more than $240 per share, though the company's market capitalization of nearly $29 billion - half that of Ford - strikes many critics, this one included, as unsustainable.

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