Reason TV: Whole Foods chief Mackey defends capitalism

“I believe in capitalism, I believe in markets, I believe in individual empowerment.” –John Mackey

by Ed Morrissey
October 14, 2009

Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch interview the man who became the unlikely villain for the Left in the debate over health-care reform: John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods. Mackey tells that he believes in capitalism, but that its advocates have not told its story adequately enough to counter the emotional arguments against it. As long as its seen as a philosophy of “greed,” Mackey warns, then it will remain vulnerable to statist alternatives that kill economic growth, liberty, and technology:

…If the government was serious about cost reforms in health care, Congress would follow the Whole Foods example of health coverage.

More commentary by Morrissey and video from Reason TV here.

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