Rethinking the Social Responsibility of Business
"The business model that Whole Foods has embraced could represent a new form of capitalism, one that more consciously works for the common good instead of depending solely on the “invisible hand” to generate positive results for society. The “brand” of capitalism is in terrible shape throughout the world, and corporations are widely seen as selfish, greedy, and uncaring.This is both unfortunate and unnecessary, and could be changed..."
Mackey also steals my thunder (and this introduction) by comparing and contrasting the financial record of Cypress Semiconductor and Whole Foods Markets. I would take his argument one step further and suggest everyone take a peek at the 20 year chart of each stock. It seems to me [that] Mackey is on to something.