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A must read from Amanda Marcotte at Slate on an op-ed written by a man who argues that obese people should pay higher insurance premiums, similar to how bad drivers pay higher car insurance rates.
There’s no reason to think that the reason people end up fat is because they made the decision, as fully formed adults, to overeat and not exercise.
Yes, there’s plenty of reason. The most obvious two being that obese people seem to be the ones who eat the most and exercise the least. Marcotte continues:
It’s an environmental issue; we live in a culture where the cheapest food has the most empty calories and exercise opportunities elude huge portions of society.*
Ah, those elusive exercise options. Obese people are the Elmer Fudds of exercise.
*Pun? I hope so.