What You Eat Is Your Business

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At your request, I have finished analyzing Radley Balko's article, "What You Eat Is Your Business"; I would like to give my explanation of why this article should be posted in the next edition of The Shorthorn. I believe that most Shorthorn readers would be interested in what is happening, things that could potentially affect their health or their lifestyle. "What You Eat Is Your Business" provides sufficient reasons and evidence to support the argument that Radley Balko stated in his article. Radley Balko's tone throughout the article appeals to pathos, which is associated with emotional appeal. Balko has an angry tone about the fact that the government believes people should depend on others for their health, and that they shouldn't take responsibility. "...holding food companies responsible for the bad habits of unhealthy consumers"(Balko). Balko argues that what we choose to eat and our decisions is anything but the public's concern. He believes that an individual's lifestyle is his own and private concern. By promoting public health, it is only encouraging the people to make worst decisions because it is no longer their responsiblity, but the public's. Balko's Radley Balko is a policy analyst for the Cato Institute. I've done some research about the background of Cato, they're a public policy research organization and they're for limited government. Radley Balko credibility can be provided as he is an analyst for the Cato institute, and the fact that in 2011 the Los Angeles Press Club named Balko the best show journalist of the year. Also going into more details about his background, he was also credited with breaking and reporting a case. By researching Radley Balko's background and history there are proofs of his

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