Outgoing Whole Foods CEO John Mackey raised concerns that "socialists are taking over" major establishments across the country.
Depicting himself as a "capitalist at heart," Mackey complained that rights such as the right to bear arms and freedom of speech are coming "under threat" as socialist influences start to dominate education, corporations, and other institutions.
"My concern is that I feel like socialists are taking over," Mackey explained during an interview with Reason. "They're marching through the institutions. They're …taking over education. It looks like they've taken over a lot of the corporations. It looks like they've taken over the military. And it's just continuing."
Mackey co-wrote a book called Conscious Capitalism, in which he addressed four key principles to help support capitalism: stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, conscious culture, and conscious management.