Charles C. Johnson on Wal-Mart vs. L.A.'s Great Wall of Regulation


Some of the most powerful unions in Los Angeles want to make sure that Wal-Mart doesn't have a chance of opening anytime soon in Chinatown. Perhaps they should meet some of the Chinese senior citizens who support it. If they did, writes Charles C. Johnson, they would learn that "fresh fruit," "always low prices," and "cheap stuff" sound good in Mandarin and Cantonese, too, especially to those immigrants and seniors living near the poverty line or in assisted living centers.