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Food nannies want the government to control your diet.July 29, 2011
“What will it take,” asked New York Times writer Mark Bittman last Sunday, “to get Americans to change our eating habits?” This is a subject of great concern to progressives today. As A. Barton Hinkle explains, many of them are deeply distressed that—despite incessant lecturing on the subject—too many of their fellow citizens continue to eat what they like, rather than what progressives think they should eat.
McDonald’s nudges kids to eat more fruit, fewer fries after being given a good shove by regulatorsJuly 26, 2011
Starting in 2012, all McDonald's Happy Meals will include apple slices (and a very tiny serving of fries), a move McDonald's claims was "absolutely not" motivated by ever-mounting pressure from regulators to do something about America's hordes of chubby children. Senior Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward is skeptical.
How long before the government places graphic warning labels on junk food?June 29, 2011
The logic of Washington’s graphic new cigarette warning labels holds that government should frighten people away from consumer goods that impose social costs. But as A. Barton Hinkle observes, if we apply that consistently, then there is no reason federal regulators should not adorn junk food packaging with garish photos of morbidly obese corpses, cutaways of clogged ateries, or glistening mounds of fatty tissue hacked out of cadavers.
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- Does Your Body Belong to You?
Food nannies want the government to control your diet.
A. Barton Hinkle
July 29, 2011
- McDonald's to Kids: Apple Slices For All, Whether or Not You Want Them
McDonald’s nudges kids to eat more fruit, fewer fries after being given a good shove by regulators
July 26, 2011
- Nanny State Propaganda
How long before the government places graphic warning labels on junk food?
A. Barton Hinkle
June 29, 2011
- Moralizing Against McDonald's
The clownish antics of nanny state busybodies
May 23, 2011
- Obama's War on Fun
The president breathes new life into the Nanny State
May 17, 2011
- Commit Yourself
Self-control in the age of abundance
April 18, 2011
- Nudgers vs. Nannies
The civil war between British busybodies
January 4, 2011
- Follow the Bouncing Buck
The year's highlights in blame shifting
December 29, 2010
- Obama's Obesity War
It's time for some self-restraint.
December 14, 2010
- The Fitness Divide
What happened after JFK told America to take a hike
November 12, 2010
- Attack of the Food Police
Why the government has no business banning Happy Meals
November 8, 2010
- Leaving Taxes or Candy on the Table
Research suggests sin tax projections in Washington will just create a heavier tax burden and leave the state needing to make future cuts
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October 25, 2010
- No Fat Kids!
Michelle Obama's misguided war on childhood obesity
April 7, 2010
- Keep Your Laws Off My Body
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- Have a Coke and a Tax
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- Stand Down, Trans Fat Fighters
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