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Heavy! : the surprising reasons America is the land of the free-- and the home of the fat

Author: Richard B McKenzie
Publisher: Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reveals surprising reasons for America's weight gain, and explores such consequences as higher fuel consumption and greenhouses gases, growing health insurance costs, reductions in the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B McKenzie
ISBN: 3642201342 9783642201349
OCLC Number: 723108027
Description: xvi, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 - Crowding Out.- Chapter 2 - Fat Facts.- Chapter 3 - Fat Gene.- Chapter 4 - Fat Economics.- Chapter 5 - Fat Addiction.- Chapter 6 - Fat Consequences.- Chapter 7 - Smoking War.- Chapter 8 - Fat Taxes, Bans, and Discrimination.- Chapter 9 - Dieting for Dollars.- Chapter 10 - Fat Freedom.
Responsibility: Richard B. McKenzie.
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America's emerging "fat war" threatens to pit a shrinking population of trim Americans against an expanding population of heavy Americans in raging policy debates over "fat taxes" and "fat bans." Read more...

 
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