The Slippery Slope is Greased with Trans Fats

Reposted from Division of Labour:

Quoth a Facebook friend, in linking this piece about a proposed ban on salt in New York restaurants:

“Just when I thought people protesting the trans fat ban using a slippery slope argument were being ridiculous, some jackass goes & proves them right.

Art Carden, enjoy the sweet salty taste of vindication.”

I assume this was in reference to my last Forbes piece, which considered bans on trans fats. I think the people who are really vindicated here are Mario Rizzo and Glen Whitman, who have pointed out that the new paternalism leads us down a slippery slope. Here’s the last of Glen Whitman’s blog posts summarizing the points in the paper.

Art Carden is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Associate Professor of Economics and Business at Rhodes College.
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