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Do the suburbs make you fat?

Adrian Moore
September 1, 2004, 10:16am

Bloomberg's Anderew Ferguson takes an interesting look at this question. The real contribution of this article, though, may be the coining of a new phrase: "the policy non sequitur -- the unexpected joining together of two unrelated political issues in the service of ideological opportunism." Of course, he does get down to a serious proposal: Fat people who don't pay their child support payments should be banned from eating potato chips while shopping for guns at Wal-Mart. It's a national emergency.

Adrian Moore is Vice President, Policy


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