Whole Foods Founder Says Global Warming “Not that Big a Deal”Really? Does this guy actually think before he speaks?http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/off-the-cuff/whole-foods-foun...
Well, technically we've been global warming ever since the last Ice Age. I think maybe you misunderstand him. His take is that freemarket "Conscious Capitalism" can take us through any adverse climate change. Good people doing good things equals good results so to speak. It's his total optimism that that down plays the "Going to h*ll in a handbasket" climate naysayers. JMHOblesto
Yeah, blesto and kahuna, agreed that I think this is taken the wrong way by a lot of people and the media. I think that yeah, he is pointing out that people are resourceful and resilient and that we have withstood many kinds of major changes over time; capitalism actually can probably be a positive actor in all this once everybody realizes the opportunities (AND acknowledges the risks).I've often written in some of my pieces that there are investment opportunities in this, and particularly companies that are trying to make positive changes to how their business works or how they address it, or simply trying to reverse any negative impacts their businesses might make. I think too many people sit around arguing about a) whether it exists, which is absurd, we know it does and b) whether it's man-made or not, instead of actually figuring out how to adapt to the reality of it. It's frustrating because it's utterly non-productive.Alyce
PS: Mr. Mackey is actually speaking here at Fool HQ today on conscious capitalism. I'm also reading his new book, so hopefully I'll have some good insights from all this.
What did you expect. He's from Texas..
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