Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey recently fired off the above salvo to an NPR interviewer. Liberals went bonkers!
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.