News Bites for a Chilly Sunday: January 20, 2013

By: Sunday January 20, 2013 6:00 pm

On Gun Appreciation Weekend, the NRA’s counter-celebration to President Obama’s second inaugural, someone in New Mexico went berserk and killed five people. And not with a crossbow, either.

 

Whole Foods CEO Really Doesn’t Understand Swiss Health Care

By: Friday January 18, 2013 8:29 am

The simple fact is that every country that provides universal health care has dramatically more government regulation than our own. In general, the greater the level of regulation, the lower the overall price. On one side, you have progressives advocating adopting one of several proven solutions, and on the other side, you have people throwing around vague platitudes with no idea how to make them work

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey Also a Global Warming Denier

By: Sunday January 3, 2010 11:30 am

Back in August, the founder and CEO of Whole Paycheck Foods pissed off quite a few of his customers with his right-wing screed on health care reform in the WSJ. As it turns out, this op-ed wasn’t the product of a quirky, idiosyncratic independent, but rather, a fairly typical wingnut, as we learn in this week’s New Yorker.

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