While doctors are worrying about America’s growing obesity problems, economists are taking a different view. “The obesity problem is really a side effect of things that are good for the economy,” Tomas J. Philipson, an economics professor at the University of Chicago, told The Washington Post. “But we would rather take improvements in technology and agriculture than go back to the way we lived in the 1950s when everyone was thin. Nobody wants to sweat at work for 10 hours a day and be poor. Yes, you’re obese, but you have a life that is much more comfortable.”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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