Whole Foods Founder on Effects of COVID Lockdowns

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#1569 w/John Mackey:


  1. hopeful2665
    Acum 3 Zile

    Joe, please try to get Thomas Sowell on the show. Two hour show with Thomas Sowell would change the world.

  2. Sue Chun
    Sue Chun
    Acum 4 Zile

    Food should be used like meds for us to live well;

  3. Jamo4
    Acum 7 Zile

    Is he talking US or the whole world? It's just something you can't compare. that guy is detached from reality

  4. Veselin Bojinov
    Veselin Bojinov
    Acum 8 Zile

    You think that teachers are motivated when thete is no pandemic?!

  5. rachel ericson
    rachel ericson
    Acum 13 Zile

    "stand on their own two feet." If this happened do you really think people are going to flop over and just sit there. You really think people can survive on $1200 a month in our world. Does he really think this.... people YERN to work and have sense of purpose. UBI does not equal lazy people who want to live off the government.

  6. Kelly Garland
    Kelly Garland
    Acum 17 Zile

    Seriously? A millionaire white guy preaching "folks just need to pull up their bootstraps?". Mr. Wholefoods would greatly benefit from some education on historical and contemporary race/gender/class issues. His arrogance and the basic lack of awareness of his privilege is astounding. Also, "Boys need to be outside ?". I'm never spending a cent at Wholefoods again to support this malignant sexist dinosaur. ps. thanks Joe for exposing this piece of crap.

  7. sammu
    Acum 19 Zile

    Glad I saw this. No more Whole Foods for me.

  8. Owen
    Acum 20 Zile

    Come on man.....

  9. Make Love
    Make Love
    Acum 23 Zile

    This is why I do not shop on amazon. EVER. NEVER EVER EVER

  10. Kevin McCarthy
    Kevin McCarthy
    Acum 24 Zile

    Exactly Joe, why are we sacrificing the welfare of the healthy to protect a bunch of douchebags who don't give a damn....

  11. Jamal Otero
    Jamal Otero
    Acum 28 Zile

    🤣 just stand on your own 2 feet what type of take is that you can't just compare it to 100 years ago and say ehh well we're still here so like this is the type of person who doesn't care because he's not affected

  12. Patrick Manning
    Patrick Manning
    Acum 28 Zile

    Joe says it's soul sucking to see his kids using laptops. First world problem if ever there was one lol

  13. Alberto Castillo
    Alberto Castillo
    Acum lună


  14. Hz50G00D Smith
    Hz50G00D Smith
    Acum lună

    Geez, yea those buisiness "OWNERS" must really have it the worst of anyone...SMH

  15. Joshua Hendricks
    Joshua Hendricks
    Acum lună

    Well this aged badly.

  16. Dan Dinca
    Dan Dinca
    Acum lună

    Maybe the 50 million died because they just continued living their life like nothing is happening. Maybe today we have a better understanding of what the virus can do and we change our behavior to limit the effects. To me, this Whole Foods guy comes across like an... selfish asshole worried about his bottom line.

  17. Mystery gal
    Mystery gal
    Acum lună

    CEOs are disgusting. Of course this guy doesn't think a base income is a good idea as he's living it up off of his millions of dollars while his employees suffer

  18. ShadowRaptor1O1
    Acum lună

    He really just said that the spanish flu was even worse and there was no lockdowns... is he really not capable of connecting the dots here?

  19. Fred Ric0
    Fred Ric0
    Acum lună

    That dude is a the picture of white privleldge

  20. Jason Zambrana
    Jason Zambrana
    Acum lună

    He's an idiot! We're living on 2021 and this guy wants to bring up the Spanish Flu of 1918, totally freaking different situation you jerk. I would ban Whole foods after that interview.

    Acum lună

    Universal income?, try explain that to the farmers😂

    1. UltimateEnd0
      Acum lună

      We should have had a relief plan that lasted 6+ months during pandemic and then permanently shut it off. No universal income is b/s Germany is going to do it talk about the NWO.

    2. RIAM RIAM
      Acum lună

      And if you think do a universal income would make sense with everyone spending differently with said given budget, your crazy!. Some will spend wisely and some won’t, that in itself will cause disputes not only with people receiving the benefit but with businesses. Food businesses will be happy knowing majority of the expenses will go to them where as non essential expense businesses will receive less. The unions won’t be happy and if the unions aren’t happy, nothing gets done. You work 1 hour, you get paid 1 hour. It’s as simple as that.

  22. William Baugus
    William Baugus
    Acum lună

    Universal basic income isn't the answer but in some countries it's illegal to make a certain amount more then your lowest paid worker. Maybe that would help here

    1. William Baugus
      William Baugus
      Acum lună

      @RIAM RIAM where do you live?

    2. RIAM RIAM
      Acum lună

      @William Baugus oh right, I wasn’t too sure, I thought you were talking about over here?lol

    3. William Baugus
      William Baugus
      Acum lună

      @RIAM RIAM i am in the US.

    4. RIAM RIAM
      Acum lună

      Where is “here”?. The internet is global ya know.

  23. 21deangelo
    Acum lună

    This guy is trying to compare night to day and u cant do that. When influenza came alot of people died bc nobody knew wat to do or wat was really happening. So yea they lived there daily life as normal and alot of people died from it. So now since we kno wat to do covid isn't killin as many people compared to if we were still not protecting ourselves.

  24. Mr. Holmes
    Mr. Holmes
    Acum lună

    Whole Paycheque ..cough ...cough Whole Foods, these bastards would not allow customers here in Canada to wear poppies in there stores during remembrance day. Boycott these jokers !

  25. Alex Perez
    Alex Perez
    Acum lună

    Worst guess by far

  26. J B
    J B
    Acum lună

    Hopefully these shots will save us....good god

  27. Josef Merhavi
    Josef Merhavi
    Acum lună

    My family owned a mom and pop store for 25 years but there was no protection against the company's that monopolize and make it impossible to stay in business. Meanwhile the huge companies get tax breaks and money while the hard working man gets nothing. To me that's the American dream destroyed and no one does nothing. I still have old customers who talk to me and wish we were still in business because no one gives them the care and quality we gave them.

  28. Christopher Bell
    Christopher Bell
    Acum lună

    I just want them to be out front and argue the case that they have a business with overhead and payroll....and they are not willing to shut down to mitigate anyone’s life. Just own your position and let capitalism do its magic.

  29. Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin
    Acum lună

    social distancing is antisocial

  30. Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin
    Acum lună

    it's not because Covid, it's because gov.

    Acum lună

    If you believe there was only 1.8 billion people 100 years ago your fucking fried 100 years ago they was indigenous people that was yet to get discovered

  32. Justin
    Acum lună

    Joe you be a teacher during a pandemic with your children at home as well , and see if the motivation is there everyday. I swear you people get money and your brain goes to your asshole. Some of you need a smack in the face to wake up

  33. Plague
    Acum lună

    Those who want to just lockdown everything, make everyone act a certain way, etc, are selfish. Peoples mental health matter just as much as physical. Afterall... your mind effects your physical health directly.

  34. treborhi
    Acum lună

    starting at 2:05 he really nailed it.

  35. smart phone
    smart phone
    Acum 2 luni

    The concept of basic universal income could be good in situations like pandemics but could also lead to giving up your independency and becoming totally dependent by the government and that is not a good thing for free democratic countries

  36. Juanito Sanchez
    Juanito Sanchez
    Acum 2 luni

    This man has no idea what it means to have a average american income....why would you even ask him this question? Lol

  37. Mrheydu
    Acum 2 luni

    OMG can't listen to this dude

  38. der M
    der M
    Acum 2 luni


  39. Ross Payne
    Ross Payne
    Acum 2 luni

    It’s ok only two million people have died not to worry

  40. Bela Wood
    Bela Wood
    Acum 2 luni

    Pretty rich coming from a rich guy. He's just wrong. There's no federal mask mandates now. And these people were used to dying of smallpox (300 million from 1900 to 19777 when it was eradicated worldwide), polio, and all the communicable diseases.

  41. Jayson P
    Jayson P
    Acum 2 luni

    "50 million people died in the spanish flu and they didn't shut anything down." "Today only 2 million died and we shut everything down." No holes in his logic at all...

  42. Brenda Echols
    Brenda Echols
    Acum 2 luni

    Capitalism is more like socialism

  43. C. Taylor Morgan
    C. Taylor Morgan
    Acum 2 luni

    Another reason we have less deaths now as opposed to 1918 is the sheer amount of life-saving technology and care. False equivalence. Another cruel capitalist.

  44. Troy Caldwell
    Troy Caldwell
    Acum 2 luni

    The problem is, people won't do their part. To slow the speed of Covid. We didn't take clues from places like Australia.

  45. Lander C
    Lander C
    Acum 2 luni

    So many people here living in fear, This guy makes a lot of sense...

  46. L O L
    L O L
    Acum 2 luni

    Teachers are lazy, says the roid taking guy who makes 99% of his money sitting and chatting for 2 hours a week.

  47. Ben Ince
    Ben Ince
    Acum 2 luni

    That bullshit from joe about non vegans being more likely to drink and smoke cigarettes 😂what a crock of shit! Just accept it a vegan whole food plant based diet is the healthiest

  48. C C
    C C
    Acum 2 luni

    what do these numb nuts think teachers do in the classrooms? They sit your kid down in front of a tv or computer.

  49. C C
    C C
    Acum 2 luni

    omg cry me a river

  50. C C
    C C
    Acum 2 luni

    The red coat robots are coming

  51. Egidijus Nasevičius
    Egidijus Nasevičius
    Acum 2 luni

    "To scale, more people died but there was no lockdown" Or maybe so many people died because there was no lockdown? Such logic. Is this businessman able to tie his shoe laces or two ends do not meet in no way for him?

  52. Ze uS
    Ze uS
    Acum 2 luni

    You can tell this guy is a sociopath when he's talking about 50 million deaths and a few million deaths as a pure statistic...and how the economy was effected. Blatantly obvious this guy values money over human-beings.

  53. Ze uS
    Ze uS
    Acum 2 luni

    Man, this guy is easy to dislike.

  54. Lady Faye
    Lady Faye
    Acum 2 luni

    lockdown is draconian totalitarian dictatorship, pure and simple. 'covid' is just the excuse used by the 'powerful' to control the world population. the vaccines are part of this evil.

  55. Hussein Allami
    Hussein Allami
    Acum 2 luni

    WH CEO " Over 50 Million people died in 1918 pandemic and they didnt shut anything down" , thats probably one of the main reasons why over 50M people died mr capitalist and argument still is dont need any controls or lockdowns ??

  56. PopularPauperPeoplesProletariat
    Acum 2 luni

    when banks CAUSE a great recession/depression because they engaged in unethical predatory lending of credit default swaps on sub-prime mortgage bonds, they need to be bailed out 'cuz they can't stand on their own 2 feet (even though they're getting rewarded for bad behavior, & not held accountable /or reformed)...OK, so why aren't individual regular people bailed out (who DIDN'T do anything wrong) when a catastrophy occurs?..."but how ya gonna pay for that (you may ask)? > answer: with a sliver of a fraction of the Cares Act plunderings for the donor class, wall street bail-outs, &/or military budget

  57. EmisoraRadioPatio
    Acum 2 luni

    This guy doesn’t know squat about the Spanish Flu. The government censored news about the flu so a lot of Americans didn’t even realize that millions were dying before they themselves. What he’s basically saying is ignorance is bliss. Yeah, bliss for a CEO. Let the peasants die; they won’t notice.

  58. Oliver Clive
    Oliver Clive
    Acum 2 luni

    can't have human connection when youre dead

  59. BIGpapirik
    Acum 2 luni

    Fuk lockdowns

  60. sidfor911truth
    Acum 2 luni

    1918 spanish flu was a VACCINE DISASTER. Troops stationed in Spain were inoculated with a vaccine that had horse cell lines in it, they were one of a mass deployment of vaccines that were shipped all over the world to troops and civilians. The outbreak was virtually simultaneous around the world, which was during a time when trans-ocean travel was done mostly by ships. so a simultaneous outbreak would indicate that it was not person to person contact that instigated the epidemic. the government tested this: they had subjects 1st sit next to victims in the hospital, none of the test subjects got sick. Then they had the subjects breath virtually mouth to mouth with the victims. Still no transmission. Then they took sputum and saliva from the victims and injected it into the test subjects. Not one of the test subjects came down with the disease. SO IT WAS A VACCINE ISSUE. Anyone who got the vaccines was extremely probable to come down with the 'spanish flu.' So what do we do now? Issue a vaccine for this current 'crisis' (never mind that big pharma and bill gates will be making THOUSANDS OF PERCENT returns on their investements in vaccines. Meanwhile hydroxychloroquine is found to be a cheap and effective medicine that could eliminate the whole crisis, but the doctors that prescribe it are ostracized.

  61. Timeless
    Acum 2 luni

    Ah yes, the billionaire telling us what is wrong about universal income.

  62. K4lamazu
    Acum 2 luni

    Wow, jerk ?

  63. Figiel
    Acum 2 luni

    My father had universal income in soviet Ukraine he was starving thank you communism

  64. Zhengrui0
    Acum 2 luni

    Food for thought: Maybe the 1918 pandemic was so destructive BECAUSE there were no mandates, while so far the COVID pandemic is less destructive BECAUSE so many people chose to cooperate? You know, like in China, where they were enjoying mask-less and nearly normal economic activity for the last half year? Say whatever you want about them covering up the numbers of infections and deaths, these allegedly anti-Communist COVID truthers are literally giving the future away to them, for some myopic right to die/kill through pandemic. What's gonna kill our economy is them being so far ahead of us that they're going to take our international business, like everything else.

  65. Blakk Ceezar
    Blakk Ceezar
    Acum 3 luni

    John Mackey doesn’t understand the struggle at all

  66. Freedom_At_Last
    Acum 3 luni

    Why should we go back to the methods 100 years ago as a scale of human health and how to prevent disease? I don’t even want to take medications from 100 years ago with the knowledge and science of today. Should we go back to burning red heads cause they thought back then, they are witches? That’s just an easy excuse of a billionaire to keep the money flow of his business without sacrificing a dollar and ignoring human loss that comes with it.

  67. Lochie Powell
    Lochie Powell
    Acum 3 luni

    Hes talking like he was there a hundred years ago

  68. DJ Aquilae
    DJ Aquilae
    Acum 3 luni

    Regarding Joe sitting in on his daughter's virtual school lesson- If you think the virtual lesson was unmotivating, you should sit through an in-person lesson as well before deciding to blame the teacher's motivation on COVID. Correlation does not imply causation.

  69. DJ Aquilae
    DJ Aquilae
    Acum 3 luni

    This dude ... comparing the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic... In 1918, medical experts did not know its causes, and at the beginning there were no effective treatments. By the end of the pandemic, treatment by transfusion of blood from a survivor was known to be effective. Modern advances in medicine were non-existent in 1918. C'mon man... Ibuprofen was invented in the 1960s. The FDA first issued a patent for Acetaminophen in 1951. Of COURSE the 1918 pandemic killed more people than COVID.

  70. J Tripp
    J Tripp
    Acum 3 luni

    South park was right about whole foods

  71. tim g
    tim g
    Acum 3 luni

    A multi millionaire telling people that they should stay on their own two feet and not get any help from the government when they can't work due to lockdown. This guy is a joke! More then 70% of Americans live pay check to pay check and don't have any savings, so are they supposed to starve and die?...

  72. Dr Usteh
    Dr Usteh
    Acum 3 luni

    He just doesn't give a shit about what happens to the ones that lost their jobs. South Park accent: They're takn' our jobs!

  73. Roy Mustang
    Roy Mustang
    Acum 3 luni

    The problem is the powers that be in charge of the covid response aren't even all on the same page on what needs to be done.

  74. mikeallenfpv
    Acum 3 luni

    Whether lockdowns & mask mandates have had a significant impact on the death toll or not, you cannot sit there and make the argument that the Spanish Flu pandemic had a death toll of 50 million and say it was worse when you didn't do the same thing during that time. You're literally helping the argument that lockdowns and mask mandates help save millions of lives. This guy is so off base. This is the second clip I'm commenting on from this interview because the holes in his arguments are way too easy.

  75. Steven
    Acum 3 luni

    No excessive mortality, actually 2020 had less than 2019.

  76. Cooking with Az
    Cooking with Az
    Acum 3 luni

    A friend of mine said her friend owns hotels near silverstone uk. Rooms of 150, golf course and 180 weddings she had a stroke and gone blind in one eye due to the stress. Insane what pressure and stress can do. And she is well off too.

  77. vasari corridor
    vasari corridor
    Acum 3 luni

    Catherine Austin Fitts covid the economic war....... rofree.info/one/video/ubdrhGmJeKpxipw.html

  78. Alien Robot
    Alien Robot
    Acum 3 luni

    So...in 1918-1919 they did less and more people died (than in the current pandemic). Doesn't that suggest that they should have done more back then, not that we should do less?

  79. chef Devin Big D
    chef Devin Big D
    Acum 3 luni

    Whole foods Canada would not let employees wear poppies to honour veterans. 👎

  80. Seph_T
    Acum 3 luni

    What a stupid statement "in past pandemic life just went on.." well except for the millions of people that died from it??

  81. Carmen Eduardo
    Carmen Eduardo
    Acum 3 luni

    How tone def could you be? 🤦🏽‍♀️

  82. Alishah Khaliq
    Alishah Khaliq
    Acum 3 luni

    He is basically saying don’t have a dam lock down He doesn’t believe in this virus Being what they say But he can’t say it out right due to the backlash He is in to natural medicine He is a smart guy

  83. lilplayboiiiP
    Acum 3 luni

    money fucks over the world, fuck economy

  84. coco kippen
    coco kippen
    Acum 3 luni

    Joe Rogan is controlled he wears an earpiece and his controller tells him to say what to do in other words yes ma'am no ma'am he's a fraud listen to The Alex Jones interview as he adjust his headphones his earpiece is exposed and the microphone picks it up and she tells him to relax we are here that's just one time there are many more listen for yourselves ⏰ wake up!!wake-up !!! There all in on it !!!

  85. Jack
    Acum 3 luni

    This guy was a great advertisement for not shopping at Whole Foods

  86. Sherlock Jones
    Sherlock Jones
    Acum 3 luni

    Why is it not obvious to everyone that the lock-down is politically motivated by the Left Wing Media pushing a NWO agenda? I want people to pay the price with their neck in a noose!

  87. rexrecumbent
    Acum 3 luni

    The difference is back then they didn't watch propaganda movies of killer viruses, and they were not totally absorbed in their own miserable lives they don't care for anyone or anything else, and then this idiot says "hopefully when we get this vaccine" (made using aborted baby fetus's by the way) again who cares for anyone but themselves!, this will all be in the rear view mirror! again another leftist blind moron that thinks some politician cares less about them and their welfare, THEY DON'T! they want less people on the planet and your the first to go! yeah yeah take the vaccine!

  88. Guilherme Rodrigues
    Guilherme Rodrigues
    Acum 3 luni

    I think it's wrong compare these two pandemics, when you cannot be sure about the accuracy of the data from one hundred years ago. Here in Brazil, even in this pandemic, we have some problems with the underreporting of COVID-19 cases. Imagine the situation a hundred years ago. So any conclusion that comes from comparing the data we have about these two pandemics is erroneous.

  89. Mark Kravitz
    Mark Kravitz
    Acum 3 luni

    👍 Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit. Keep that @evenkingsfall (His Instagram name) THINK BIG mindset! Good content as always 🧡

  90. Phillip D. Ward
    Phillip D. Ward
    Acum 3 luni

    So then they move away from CA and come to TX. TX economy is booming

  91. Yo Yo
    Yo Yo
    Acum 3 luni

    Untrue. Check out deaths in St Louis v Philadelphia during Spanish Flu

  92. Mickey Turtle
    Mickey Turtle
    Acum 3 luni

    Lol he should trade shoes

  93. Adammrtl27
    Acum 3 luni

    Through no fault of their own?.... Freedom offers the freedom to fail... No one is guaranteed success. If you're short-sighted, lazy, and unproductive; no one has to save you when things get hard. Our country is $27 trillion in debt.... It simply can't continue.

  94. Another Ideaman
    Another Ideaman
    Acum 3 luni

    It's so frustrating listening to people who try to reverse engineer a solution to a global problem, based on the outcome that benefits them above all.

  95. SuperMikeyLive
    Acum 3 luni

    What part of persistent poverty is a temporary situation? Old dude looks like he was around back in 1918.

  96. Jack K
    Jack K
    Acum 3 luni

    I was listening to this on Spotify but couldn't find where to comment if it even exists. Joe seems a little unnecessarily antagonistic for some reason during this interview. I can't figure out if he's playing devil's advocate or has it out for this guy. He just keeps interrupting him like has has some big point to make or question to ask but then there's nothing. It's weird. Btw I'm not a big fan of whole foods because their prices are just stupid. However, I generally like what this guy has to say.

  97. Bee Boops
    Bee Boops
    Acum 3 luni

    Why is every company related to Amazon so garbage 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  98. Damien Phillips
    Damien Phillips
    Acum 3 luni

    The reason Covid isn’t as bad is BECAUSE the world is reacting differently. If covid has a fatality rate of .05 and everyone in the world got it it would dwarf 1918-19.

  99. Chloe Xxxx
    Chloe Xxxx
    Acum 3 luni

    This guy is crazy bonkers.... Of course we want to stop people dying now as we know now how to stop a virus spreading! We are lots more populated so are closer together and more rife for infection carrying. We have to put procedures in place or hundreds of millions will die and the people will look for governments to blame. The down side is, our economy will suffer and we have no way around that. The government's need to support the public financially, and that said money has to come from somewhere, and trust me the world power brokers won't losing any! Its obvious, the layman will all suffer as usual not as many will lose loved ones. I'm afraid that is the price we will pay 🙄

  100. Calimangrower 1
    Calimangrower 1
    Acum 3 luni

    We need you on ROfree