Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey recently fired off the above salvo to an NPR interviewer. Liberals went bonkers!John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods
John was next back in action following his fascism comments at a well-attended annual conference for the excellent Students for Liberty annual conference. SFL members remembered well John’s 2009 Wall Street Journal article where John told readers that President Obama’s health-care plan wouldn’t work. Unions tried to start a boycott of Whole Foods, but were quickly made mockery of and faded away before getting so much as a smidgen of traction.
SFL found much to like in Mackey’s statement: “The problem is not that there is an unequal distribution of wealth in the world. The problem is that there is an unequal distribution of capitalism.”
As a 1970’s member of the counterculture, a long-haired resident of “an urban co-op commune,” John Mackey has come a long long way and built one of the most admired companies in the world in the process. SFL could not have had a better headline speaker.