For many years, former Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz was a mainstream Democrat in good standing. He and his wife have donated $193,000 to Democratic candidates and committees since the 1990s. Hillary Clinton was thinking of nominating him to be secretary of labor. He was sufficiently “woke.” His company had a record of treating employees quite well — 401(k) matching, discounted stock-purchase options, health insurance for employees who worked as little as 20 hours a week, and an online degree program with Arizona State University. Wages varied by location but were considered pretty good by food-retail standards.
In the Obama years, …
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