Balko thinks the government must make obesity a personal responsibility. On the other hand, in an article called “Junking Junk Food” by Judith Warner, she argues that the government needs to be involved. Warner believes that in order to end obesity the government must change the way we see food. I agree with Judith Warner and can both agree and disagree with some of Radley Balko’s points. In Radley Balko’s “What You Eat is Your Business,” he argues that obesity is the responsibility of the individual not the government.
Taking in the situation and seeing that “Sycamore Pharmaceuticals to come under fire for promoting its popular rheumatoid arthritis drug, Osteoporin, for the treatment of other diseases like Crohn’s disease and lupus”. (Daft, R.L.) John Blake, a worker of Sycamore Pharmaceuticals, is faced with telling the truth to the Food and Drug Administration or to continue to lie for the company. There are many things I would suggest to John Blake and the first thing would to be honest with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because keeping your morals straight will also look better. It is possible for John to be penalized or he could lose his employment with the company.
Saletan also believes in individual and personal responsibility. He quotes Bill Clinton on this topic by saying, “It’s not our dependence on foreign oil that’s Carroll 2 killing us. It’s our dependence on vegetable oil.” The author establishes his credibility in this article by writing in a knowledgeable tone and by being the author of Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War. In this article, the author’s tone is very sarcastic most of the time and mocking at some points. His tone is really kind of hard to catch on to until the very end of the article when he questioned how many people
In this essay, by Radley Balko, he refers to America’s approach at controlling obesity. He talks about the government trying to regulate menus and meals. He raises a good point in saying that the government getting involved with what we can eat, makes it feel like it’s not our responsibility to regulate our own eating habits. He also raises the point that America has taxes to assist those who are out of shape, but everyone is required to pay, irrelevant to their physical build. He is considered to be a liberal, which supports the fact that he would disagree with government regulating what food people eat to prevent obesity.
Basing on the above elucidation, one may deduce that eye witness testimony plays a fundamental role in the legal system. Moreover, eye witness frequently plays a vital role in uncovering the truth about a crime. The evidence they provide can be critical in identifying, charging and
The purposes of victims assistance programs and the programs functions as applied to the criminal justice system will also be examined, dissected, and highlighted. Problem-solving courts techniques, and restorative justice techniques will also be highlighted along with the programs effect on the criminal justice
In Michael Moore’s film, “Sicko” he describes the corruption of America’s health care today while comparing it to the universal health care other countries such as France, England, and Canada are exercising. I am very glad Michael Moore produced this film because although it may not be fair to both sides, it is still very informative and sends out the message that health care companies here in America are making a healthy living a luxurious burden rather than a given necessity. The two articles criticizing his film made it a little clearer of the bias he took part in. I believe the first one, by Tom Charity, was from a more neutral stand point rather than a liberal side, like Michael Moore, or a conservative side, like I believe Stephen Hunter is on. Charity described the truth and the overall message that “Sicko” gave, which was that the “insurance companies are making a killing at their expense”, when in retrospect they are supposed to be saving lives.
He showed some causes of childhood obesity, and he thought that people should care more about the other causes. The aim of this essay is to analyze this article. First of all, the article was written by Pierce Hollingsworth who is the director of Stagnito Communications Inc. This company is a food, beverage, packaging and integrated marketing communications company, so he might give some biases about the food marketing. According to Pierce Hollingsworth (2004), the parents and school should not blame the food marketing for being the main cause of obesity rather than teaching and helping the kids to have good habit of eating.
He states that the worst thing about being poor isn’t because of not having enough food but not having enough money to support him in difficult times. He even motivates himself by thinking “being hungry makes food taste better” (8). The worst thing happened to him that makes him hates being poor is when his family doesn’t have enough money to bring their dog to the doctor. By saying “I want to hate dad and mom for our poverty. I wanted to blame them for my sick dog and for all the other sickness in the world.” Although he doesn’t want to blames his parent and their previous generation to have born in a poor situation, he doesn’t have any order choice.
Imposing higher taxes on junk food will not encourage healthy eating. Taxes don’t stop people from buying things that satisfy them. By restricting dietary choices Americans will not suddenly know the difference between junk food and health food. The government cannot appropriately regulate and restrict improper consumption in people’s homes; they need to keep their hands out of Americans pockets and start fighting obesity through educating adults and their children on proper nutritional routines. Imposing a junk food tax draws attention to one of the most imperative questions which is how to define foods as unhealthy.