Notes From Babel

The Whole Foods Counter-Boycott

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Great observation on the silly Whole Foods boycott from Radley Balko:

Whole Foods is everything leftists talk about when they talk about “corporate responsibility.”

And yet lefties want to boycott the company because CEO John Mackey wrote an op-ed that suggests alternatives to single payer health care? It wasn’t even a nasty or mean-spirited op-ed. Mackey didn’t spread misinformation about death panels, call anyone names, or use ad hominem attacks. He put forth actual ideas and policy proposals, many of them tested and proven during his own experience running a large company. Is this really the state of debate on the left, now? “Agree with us, or we’ll crush you?”

H/T Megan McArdle.

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Written by Tim Kowal

August 18, 2009 at 5:49 pm

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