Stossel: Trans Fat Ban Is 'Nanny State' Intrusion

This week, New York became the first big city to ban trans fats. Gee, I'm all for good health, but shouldn't it be a matter of individual choice? The New York Times front-page story "New York Bans Most Trans Fats in Restaurants" has the sub-headline: "A Model for Other Cities." "A model for what, exactly?" asks Don Boudreaux, an economist at George Mason University. "Petty tyranny? Or perhaps for similarly inspired bans on other voluntary activities with health risks? Clerking in...Full Story
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