Why Are We Boycotting Whole Foods?

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey
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I’m honestly confused about why I’m not supposed to shop there. I understand that CEO John Mackey is kind of a libertarian goofball and that he’s recently expressed opinions about health care reform that are consistent with his goofball libertarianism.

But: is Whole Foods, as a corporation, lobbying against health care reform? I haven’t seen any reporting that this is happening. Are we honestly boycotting Whole Foods in an attempt to change John Mackey’s mind? That seems like a pretty unlikely outcome, and a pretty staggeringly disproportional tactic.

Who cares what the guy says in the Wall Street Journal? And why should I base my grocery shopping on it?

Why Are We Boycotting Whole Foods?