Just to say it, Whole Foods is the closest grocery store to where I live. They have great products, and very high prices to go along with all that quality. They are incredibly convenient. But every time you or I buy something there, we contribute to helping John Mackey strengthen his Libertarian soapbox. That's why I stopped shopping at Whole Foods several years ago. You should stop too.
You don't want me to catch you unloading a cart-full of Libertarian profits into your Prius in a Whole Foods parking lot. Because I will embarrass you right on the spot.
This hurts me. I have good friends at Whole Foods. But now I have another reason not to shop there.
If you are a progressive and you are shopping at Whole Foods, you are feeding a high-priced machine that violates many of your personal principles. Please join me in shopping elsewhere. And just so you know what soapbox your hard-earned dollars are funding, consider this from Whole Foods CEO John Mackey in the Wall Street Journal.
The last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system. Instead, we should be trying to achieve reforms by moving in the opposite direction—toward less government control and more individual empowerment.
Health care is a service that we all need, but just like food and shelter it is best provided through voluntary and mutually beneficial market exchanges. A careful reading of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution will not reveal any intrinsic right to health care, food or shelter. That’s because there isn’t any. This “right” has never existed in America.
A careful reading of both documents will not reveal any intrinsic right to education either. I'm guessing Mr. Mackey would like to do away with any federal support for public schools, too.
Stop shopping at Whole Foods. Period. And make sure they know why. Mr. Mackey is certainly entitled to his opinion. And you're entitled to take your business elsewhere.
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