Crazy California

by VICTOR DAVIS HANSON January 3, 2017 4:00 AM @VDHANSON Coastal elites set rules for others, exempt themselves, and tolerate rampant lawlessness from illegal aliens. One reason for the emergence of outsider Donald Trump is the old outrage that elites seldom experience the consequences of their own ideologically driven agendas. Hypocrisy, when coupled with sanctimoniousness, […]

Global shakiness may mean local opportunity

MANSFIELD­ –  Since the end of World War II, the United States has kept world shipping lanes safe and allowed foreign companies to compete for domestic business in hopes of encouraging peace and prosperity. But “that model is fracturing,” said Andrew R. Thomas, associate professor of marketing and international business at the University of Akron, in a Friday speech to Richland County business […]

Original Wall Street Journal Article

The Distribution Trap It’s every manufacturer’s dream to get on the shelves of Wal-Mart and other mega-retailers. Too often, it turns into a nightmare.   By ANDREW R. THOMAS and TIMOTHY J. WILKINSON September 15, 2007 For many companies, the lure of partnering with a mega-retailer is irresistible: Giants like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Home […]