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For what it’s worth, I agree with Megan McArdle that the people who are currently obese in the US will probably stay that way, and that while efforts to help them lose weight if they so desire are a moral good, they shouldn’t be a major, expensive, or coercive component of public health policy. I think we’re largely stuck with the waistlines we have, give or take a bit of improvement, and that this generation of Americans probably has a rendezvous with diabetes.
What I am concerned with is reshaping incentives in America so that this generation doesn’t get any fatter, and the next generation never gets this fat. Because the next generation of Americans includes these two guys.
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