Posted by: bridget | 16 January 2007

Los Angeles Considering Trans-Fat Ban

LA may follow New York’s lead. Theory: if it’s bad for you, it should be banned.

The pachyderm will reiterate her complaints: singling out trans fat does not make sense. Neither does a ban, when consumer information would work just as well. The pachyderm is not such a libertarian that she does not advocate the forced dissemination of information: it is more efficient to require disclosure than for each individual to ask for it or penalise an establishment that doesn’t comply.

The Becker-Posner blog: Posner’s advocacy of libertarian paternalism; critique by Becker.  Hat tip: Volokh Conspiracy.

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