“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." https://justthenews.com/politics-po...ns-trickle-poverty-it-impoverishes-everything 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.