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Is San Francisco's Happy Meal Ban Too Paternalistic?

San Francisco banned the Happy Meal because it's too tempting and unhealthy. Are we losing our freedoms or gaining the ability to go for a jog?


The economist Adam Ozimek is worried that San Francisco's ban on Happy Meals (technically it's a ban on including a toy with a meal that has more than 600 calories, with more than 35 percent of those calories coming from fat) puts us further down the slippery slope to pernicious paternalism:

Well folks, we’ve reached a new slope bottom: San Francisco has banned the McDonalds Happy Meal.

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