Wholly Hypocritical

by Don Boudreaux on August 18, 2009

in Health

Here’s a letter that I just sent to the Wall Street Journal:

Kudos to you for defending Whole Foods CEO John Mackey against the many “Progressives” who are intolerant of his support for free markets (“Whole Foolishness,” August 18).

How hypocritical of these “Progressives.”  Seeking to further reduce the role of markets in the provision of health care, they proudly vote in markets with their dollars to avoid patronizing a store run by a chief executive whose opinion they dislike.  Yet the very opinion that they so ardently oppose is one that, were it heeded, would enhance the ability of health-care consumers to vote with their dollars.

Donald J. Boudreaux

Michael Strong, in The Huffington Post, eloquently weighs in on this controversy.

And I continue to endorse a ‘girlcott’ of Whole Foods.


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