Silverglow - I deal a lot with mfg corps and I certainly don't know any that are run by what you describe as liberal-socialist think tanks. Quite the opposite. The trend nowadays is utter CEO totalitarianism. Then that guy stacks the office with MBA's who know even less than he does about
the business, just to make himself look good. Ever watch, "Rodney Dangerfield goes back to School?"
Just like that. 75 and hundred year old mfg concerns which has weathered just about every storm
imaginable don't seem to last more than 6 months to a couple years with a jerk at the helm.