Whole Foods Buycott

Geoffrey Lawrence

Angry that someone with sympathy for some “progressive” values and a proclivity for organic foods understands how to run a business, the Left has called for a boycott of Whole Foods. CEO John Mackey angered many of his leftist customers recently when his column in the Wall Street Journal criticized ObamaCare. (Whole Foods gives all employees who work 30 hours or more high-deductible health insurance plans and also funds a health savings account to allow them to pay co-pays. This is exactly the type of market-oriented solution to health insurance advocated by the Cato Institute.) He has also remained unapologetic in his view that economic growth and ingenuity depend on the existence of free and open markets.

Not to worry, the National Tea Party Coalition has organized a “buycott” of Whole Foods today. So be sure to get out to Whole Foods today to voice your support of free enterprise.

Geoffrey Lawrence

Geoffrey Lawrence

Director of Research

Geoffrey Lawrence is director of research at Nevada Policy.

Lawrence has broad experience as a financial executive in the public and private sectors and as a think tank analyst. Lawrence has been Chief Financial Officer of several growth-stage and publicly traded manufacturing companies and managed all financial reporting, internal control, and external compliance efforts with regulatory agencies including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Lawrence has also served as the senior appointee to the Nevada State Controller’s Office, where he oversaw the state’s external financial reporting, covering nearly $10 billion in annual transactions. During each year of Lawrence’s tenure, the state received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award from the Government Finance Officers’ Association.

From 2008 to 2014, Lawrence was director of research and legislative affairs at Nevada Policy and helped the institute develop its platform of ideas to advance and defend a free society.  Lawrence has also written for the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation, with particular expertise in state budgets and labor economics.  He was delighted at the opportunity to return to Nevada Policy in 2022 while concurrently serving as research director at the Reason Foundation.

Lawrence holds an M.A. in international economics from American University in Washington, D.C., an M.S. and a B.S. in accounting from Western Governors University, and a B.A. in international relations from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  He lives in Las Vegas with his beautiful wife, Jenna, and their two kids, Carson Hayek and Sage Aynne.