Browsing the "obesity" Tag

Don’t Call It a Fat Tax

October 25th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

In his post yesterday, Kelly Brownell of TIME Magazine revived an old idea: tax soda. Various states and cities, he says, are considering leveling such a tax against sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Besides discouraging the consumption of unhealthful beverages, the economic benefits of such a tax, says Bronwell, would be significant


The Politics of Fat

October 3rd, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

There are two lovely posts that cropped up last week defending NJ Governor Chris Christie from attacks on his girth: Jonathan Chait’s Chris Christie is Fat. So What? in New York Magazine and Frank Bruni’s The Round and the Oval in the New York Times


More Cheese Please!

November 9th, 2010 | by Ben Krawitz

It’s safe to say that there’s almost nothing more satisfying than biting into a long-awaited piece of cheese pizza at



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