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Whole Foods Market co-founder John Mackey recently gave a speech in which he reportedly complained that "business is misunderstood by society.  It's hated by the intellectuals, but we are the real value creators in the world … We are the ones that are creating the prosperity that lifts everyone up.  We're not understood but judged and attacked."

I have some thoughts about this sentiment, including that self-pity isn't a good look for someone worth a reported $75 million (some of which he probably made selling overpriced produce to some intellectuals).