A. Barton Hinkle on the U.S. Government's Latest Attempt to Fix the Obesity Epidemic It Started


Like the cavalry riding to the rescue, the Institute of Medicine has just unleashed a report—478 pages, corpulent in its own right—addressing the topic of obesity. Conspicuously absent from the recommendations, writes A. Barton Hinkle, is any significant redress for those government policies that have contributed to the problem in the first place.