John Mackey, the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, seems like a man of contradictions. His company’s motto is “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet” – yet he says there’s an upside to global warming, and he’s reportedly wary of labor unions. He’s a vegan with a self-described Libertarian bent. He’s grown his business to an $11 billion Fortune 300 company, but his salary is $1 per year. To 70,000 team members, he’s the boss. Still, as he told Off the Cuff, “I sometimes put my foot in my mouth.” As for regulation to reduce global warming, he said, “We can probably eliminate poverty on the planet earth in the next 50 years if we will just continue to follow the tenets of free enterprise capitalism to the greatest extent possible. So I just don’t want to see that change.”Editor's note - Sounds like he's pissing off all the right people. Mackey, Libertarian for President 2016?
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Mackey getting flack again from the liberal media for "Libertarian" views
This time over Global Warming skepticism From Yahoo News, "Whole Foods Founder Says Global Warming “Not that Big a Deal”":