Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Imbalances, no problem...until they are

Half of Europeans are obese or overweight, but citizens do not see obesity as a major health threat, a food industry report said on Tuesday. Reuters

The problem of obesity does not lie in a misunderstanding of the proper resolution methods of diet and exercise but rather in the denial of longer term effects. This more essential problem manifests in many other aspects of human life, including economics.

The US runs a huge current acount deficit but half of US economists, including most policy makers, do not see current account deficits as a major helath threat. DP (that's Dude Press)

It's all the same. Deny the long term effects until they bite you on the but.

Unfortunately, our leaders, governmental, financial and commercial can't figure out a way to get rich teaching temperence, because they define wealth in monetary terms. It will be just desserts when the money itself becomes worthless.


Rockmann said...

"but citizens do not see obesity as a major health threat, a food industry report said on Tuesday."

Bottom line, of course the food industry is going to tell us obesity is not a threat. They have a vested interest. Same reason investors cannot listen to the so called "experts" when making investment decisions if they stand to profit from you giving them capitol.

Great blog by the way.

Dude said...

In my view, the "bottom line" is that obestiy is both a current and growing problem in most industrialized nations. That fact tells me all I need to know without any survey.

In other words, just because there is a vested interest, does not necessarily mean deception must follow. As the old saying goes, just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean people aren't following me.