by Karl Denninger
This sort of article, which you can find all over the net written by dozens of “pundits”,*****es me off on two levels.
First, it casts blame other than where it belongs — on the handle end of your fork, and instead blames “big business.” Second, it ignores the fact that virtually all of the monetary outcome of not being intelligent on the handle end of your fork is addressable through nothing more than application of existing law.
Since the early 1960s, the prevalence of obesity among adults more than doubled, increasing from 13.4 to 35.7 percent in U.S. adults age 20 and older. (Source)
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported in 2015 that roughly half of all adult Americans are diabetic or prediabetic (also called metabolic syndrome).