Tuesday, January 22, 2013
John Mackey's ideas on capitalism, health, wellness, and Obamacare
I recently watched a fascinating interview with one of the most successful health and wellness business leaders in the U.S., John Mackey of Whole Foods Markets. I am not a big fan of Whole Foods approach to unions, but I do think that Whole Foods takes much better care of their workers than most (possibly all) other chain stores out there - plus they add value to the entire food supply chain and maintain high ethical and environmental standards. Do they prevent coops or other models of grocery stores from thriving? Maybe - but you better believe that if something else - perhaps a WalMart would jump right in and take their place if they weren't there. Whole Foods is tiny compared to these other grocery chains (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_supermarket_chains_in_the_United_States).