Whole Foods CEO John Mackey: "I Loved Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead"

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey is among the few large corporate managers that actively blogs, on behalf of his company, without letting the PR and media relations staff turn his posts into mealy-mouthed generalities.
In his recent post “Whole Foods Market, Wild Oats, and The Federal Trade Commission,” Mackey very directly and publicly takes on the Federal Trade Commission for their recent complaint about the merger of Whole Foods and Wild Oats.
In the ensuing discussion, one commenter wrote:

You’re one of my heros now. I am so glad you responded as you did to this FTC nonsense. I bet you kinda feel like John Galt, but please don’t go on strike.

To which Mackey replied:

I loved Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. “Who is John Galt?”

For more about John Mackey and Ayn Rand, see our earlier posts “Interview with Whole Foods’ John Mackey” and, before that, “Notes on Whole Foods Owner John Mackey.”