The Surprising Reasons America Is the Land of the Free—And the Home of the Fat
The book provides an accessible discussion of America's weight gain. It provides a variety of surprising reasons for the country's (and world's) weight gain (relating to the growth in world trade freedom, the downfall of communism, the spread of free-market economics, the rise of woman's liberation, and the fall in real minimum wage).
The book provides discussions of unheralded consequences of the country's weight gain (greater fuel consumption and emissions of greenhouse gases, growth in health insurance costs, reductions in the wages of heavy people, and required reinforcement of rescue equipment) .
The book explains the economic foundation of the coming "fat (policy) war" over proposed fat taxes and bans. The book takes a decidedly free-market bent on how the country's weight problems should and should not be solved (with a theme that heavy people must be held fully responsible for their weight-related costs and not be allowed to shift blame for their weight to their genes or environment)
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