My favorite part is when the City of New York Bureau of Food Discipline tells us that hot dog size will be decreased but buns will be allowed to stay the same.
This is the problem, of course, with such nannyist intervention. Michael Tomasky applauds Bloomberg and thinks this ought to lead to the obvious limiting of the size of bacon cheeseburgers.
Are bacon-cheeseburgers next? As a practical matter, no. Sodas are an easy target because there is nothing, nothing, nutritionally redeeming about them. But might there come a day when the New York City Department of Health mandates that burgers be limited to, say, four ounces? Indeed there might. And why not? Eight- and ten-ounce burgers are sick things.Nothing nutritionally redeeming about bacon cheeseburgers? As opposed to 'heart-healthy' whole grains?
Weapons grade stupid.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that Tomasky is a vegan.
The problem with Top Men interventionists like Lustig, Guyenet and Eenfeldt, who otherwise have some quite intelligent things to say, is that they believe it's simply about having the right people intervene with the right ideas. Never mind that the record of government diet intervention is abysmal, this time it will work.