America: Learn from Britain’s mistakes. Obesity is the next pandemic, but new punitive regulations are not the way to confront it.
In the absence of any evidence, the public health lobby weaponises children’s voices to push through unnecessary new punitive taxes and regulations which make life more difficult for consumers and fortify the nanny state.
While Public Health England is cracking down on Marmite ads and Instagram pictures of cupcakes, the group of people arguably doing more than anyone else to make Britain healthier are private corporate investors.
Sugar taxes and advertising bans don’t work – we need a smarter approach.
I joined Bill Wirtz on the Consumer Choice Center’s ‘ConsEUmer’ podcast to discuss obesity policy and the nanny state.
Sporadic, ill-thought-out Government interventions like banning Marmite adverts are not the answer to obesity.
Obesity is shaping up to be the next global health disaster and if we’re not careful, we might find ourselves as unprepared for the next pandemic as we were for the present one.
The health benefits are tiny, but the economic damage will be huge.
I appeared on a pre-recorded segment by Sky News correspondent Becky Cotterill to discuss obesity policy.
Vaccine passports, obesity policy and tuition fee refunds on the Times Radio Early Breakfast Show with Calum Macdonald.