by Karl Denninger
Economic forces are conspiring to cause the great global weight gain. Countries grow wealthier and increase consumption. People move from rural areas to cities, where they have ready access to inexpensive, processed foods. Machines do work that humans once did, decreasing the amount of energy people use. And global trade means the reach of junk food has never been greater. Up against these trends, no country has figured out how to reverse the rise of obesity.
Oh, we know how to stop it.
We just refuse to put a stop to the corruption and outright fraud that permeates our governments; as citizens we refuse to demand it and chop off political heads if we don’t get results.