Uncle Sam Is Not Coming to Dinner
America is fat, but Americans disagree about what this means. Either the countrys obesity ratesone third of all adults are obeseare a dangerous health crisis, or they show that the nation is healthier and wealthier than ever. Either the government must act immediately to curb our waistlines, or we must act to curb our bloated government. These were the questions debated in NYUs Skirball Center last night at the Slate/Intelligence Squared live debate, in which four health and policy experts argued the motion that Obesity is the governments business.