1. Denmark rescinds its fat tax.
3. Jamie Dimon calls for bankers to be imprisoned, from the Daily Currant, which is like the Onion, but not as funny, and somewhat plausible. Here is a fake news site for the military.
4. Vilification is not necessary when the truth will suffice. Maybe the tide is turning.
The tax’s advocates wanted to hit things like potato crisps and hot dogs, but it was applied also to high-end fare like speciality cheeses. One gourmet cheesemaker cut his range of products when his creamy Danish blue saw a price increase of 25%.
Those hypocrites would like the tax to only fall on foods those “low class people” like to eat! I think that the average fine dinning fare has as high calories as fast food.
Further the evidence is that it is the amount of calories not whether it comes from fat or carbs or protein for that matter.
I am glad that the tax failed.
It’s like “oh no! The tax hurt rich people! UNDO IT!” Bloomberg exempted coffee for similar reasons. High status people drink 800 calorie coffees. Low status people drink 800 calorie sodas.
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