Monday, January 23, 2006

A new terror

The micro problem -- that has grown out of proportion to have macro implications.
Why America Has to Be Fat: "You've read the headlines: America's problem with bulging
waistlines has reached pandemic proportions, according to federal health officials, who warn that obesity is becoming society's No. 1 killer. But as doctors wrestle with the problem, economists have been pondering which corporations and industries benefit, and the role that changes in the overall economy have played in making us fat to begin with.
It turns out, economists say, that changes in food technology (producing tasty, easy-to-cook food, such as french fries) and changes in labor (we use to be paid to exercise at work, now we pay to exercise after work)"


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