John Mackey (Whole Foods CEO) on ObamacareSubmitted by OctoBox on Fri, 08/14/2009 - 14:32
There's 100% pure Free-Market Theory and then there is "pragmatic this is the world we are currently in" alternatives.
John opens with a quote from Margaret Thatcher:
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out
of other people's money."
John Mackey deserves a Daily Paul "digg" for his ideas and "nicely put" alternative to ObamaCare -- it's rooted and riddled with individualist / anti-tax theory. I bet he's a closeted Ron Paul supporter.
I have family and a lot of friends working in Whole Foods and I can tell you they run it like a cross between an Austrian / Collectivist business format -- a lot of that has to do with costs / taxation / regulation that can't be avoided (in the real world). I have no doubt that if Mackey had his druthers he'd rather run it from a free-market perspective.
His competitive drive is legendary, hahahaha. He's fiercly anti-union and short of how "he must" run his business on that note I call him "brother" (all other disagreences aside).