Howard Schultz stepping down at Starbucks

Under Mr. Schultz’s leadership, Starbucks has waded into debates over social issues such as gay rights, race relations, veterans’ rights, gun violence and student debt. Mr. Schultz was an early champion of the idea of a corporate executive as a moral leader as he sought to achieve what he described as “the fragile balance between profit and conscience.”

So Howard Schultz is stepping down as Starbucks’ executive chairman, and the rumour is he might run for president as a Democrat in 2020. Given the present state of affairs between Canada and the U.S., I’d certainly welcome having him as a replacement in the White House.

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