John Mackey Steps Down As Chairman of Whole Foods: Did He Jump or Was He Pushed?
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On Christmas Eve, John Mackey announced that he is stepping down as Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods.
Last summer Mackey " stoked the ire of progressives everywhere by publishing an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that railed against proposed health care reform" and suggested that eating healthy food was a viable alternative to "Obamacare." There were calls from the left for resignations and boycotts. Those who liked what Mackey said in the WSJ started "buy-cotts"; grabbing all the organic arugula they could find.
Now they are outraged at his resignation; You would think, reading the comments on John Mackey's blog, that it is greatest left-wing victory since Franklin Roosevelt won the presidency. They are back to boycotts, even though Mackey is still running the joint.
So did he jump, was he pushed, and does it matter?
Was Mackey Forced out by Activists?
Mackey completely denies this and wrote in the comments on his blog: