Whole Foods CEO: Socialism means 'trickle up poverty' that 'impoverishes everything'

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    “Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey argues that socialism is a failed system that "impoverishes everything."

    Referring to the criticism of "trickle down economics," Mackey said socialism means "trickle up poverty."

    "We have to recognize that some of the progressive insights are important and they shouldn't go away, but we can't throw out capitalism and replace it with socialism, that will be a disaster," he said during a discussion on Tuesday organized by the American Enterprise Institute. "Socialism has been tried 42 times in the last 100 years, and 42 failures, it doesn't work, it's the wrong way. We have to keep capitalism, I would argue, we need conscious capitalism."


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    Socialism is always a failure. It makes everyone equally poor. Capitalism on the other hand is the greatest poverty eradication tool in human history. The thing about socialism is that it’s great at spending other people’s money until there’s nothing left.

     
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    XXJefferson#51 Well-Known Member

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    Socialism has no redeeming value. Today’s progressives need stop trying to cram that crap down our throats.
     
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    They think it's the path to some fictional utopia.
     
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    Good thing nobody is trying to change the country from a capitalist economy to a socialist economy.
     
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    lol...no, we leave that to people who believe the bullshit trump spouts.
     
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    Now Whole Foods will be canceled by the left.
     
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    Will rioting ensue before starvation kicks in? :confuse:
     
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    Today's highly educated progressive rioter preps for the grand revolution by fueling up with a healthy power-snack of semi-toasted astuui quinoa pilaf over a bed of yamashita spinach with a spread of black bean mapo tofu paste for the oh-so entitled biggest ******bag in the universe taste that only their parent's credit card can buy. But when mom and dad grow tired of funding your 6 figure communist training camp masquerading as 'higher education' and cut the purse strings, well, you only have one option to satisfy that craving....

     
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    He is quite correct.
     
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    Because AOC and Sanders are nobodies?
     
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    Well, except for their stated goal, you might have something.
     
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    Progressive folks always wish for us to miss the actual play. By showing shiny object (socialism) they always believe they have hidden the hook. Authoritarianism. Because without authoritarianism, there is no socialism. And that's the dynamic. It's played out at lease 40 times, and so far, NONE of the results have been anything but utter disasters that have devolved the nations attempting it into the worst countries for authoritarian abuse of the citizens, and the utter destruction of quality of life.

    Wel... except for those in power. And progressives just always assume that it will be them, so what's not to pine for as a budding socialist?
     
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    Do you EVER have a micro-second that Trump isn't ricocheting around in you head? Damned if I could find a single reference to him in the text of this thread.
     
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    So what? There are members whose OPs are limited to discussing race. Why do people have "the blacks" living rent free in their heads?
     
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    AOC is indeed a nobody. It's Trump & Co. who have made her famous. She's "somebody" only to you (and her district.)

    Cuba is socialist. Western Europe is not. Sanders proposes a Western Europe type economy.

    This is just more misinformation intended to sow chaos. And it's not even new. Crimeny, it's older than me. Youngsters don't quiver in fear at the word "socialist." You're going to need a new boogieman. This one is on life support.
     
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    Sure, see how all your "free stuff" turns out....
     
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    Good thing NOBODY is proposing socialism ;)

    I also find it interesting that WHoile Foods doesn’t say anything about corporate socialism.....odd huh ;)
     
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    The only new free stuff I see coming from the Biden administration is for higher education. And he's limiting that. Sounds like a good idea to me. One that will pay dividends. Should turn out well.

    I don't support college loan forgiveness, and I'm not sure of Biden's position on that.

    Other than that, Biden's bringing jobs, not free stuff. That was Trump's MO. Everything with Trump is transactional. Wash his feet, get free stuff. Tax breaks, important positions, pardons...lots of free stuff.
     
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    Does anybody remember the W Bush years? We didn't hear much about the "Red Scare" during those years. We had "Radical Islam" to fear. Right-wingers (wingers, not conservatives)...such a fearful bunch.
     
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    What the CEO is doing is getting free publicity, and what luck! It's just so happens to be Holiday Season. Merry Kwanzaa. Lol.

    This guy could be a flaming liberal for all we know. He knows screaming "socialism" will be flagged and spread throughout internet world by rabid Trumpsters. Solid business decision.
     
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    So far. No one is really listening to them.
     
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    I have found that most people that use the word socialism have no idea what it actually means.
    Socialism absolutely doesn’t work — very few people want true socialism in the US — but neither does horse and sparrow economics especially since the mega rich are writing laws that only benefit themselves.

    Consolidation of wealth will not end well, nor has it ever ended well.
     
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    Except for the Democratic candidate who almost won this primary before the swamp critters cratered him...
    I would propose all of our Social Democrats to move South America so they can realize the American dream. You might want to bring some food with you.
     
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    They are but they are still trying...
     

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