The subtext of controlling soft drink portions

The issue here is personal responsibility. Implicit in this ban [the failed New York City soft drink size limit] is the idea that it is the proper role of the State to intervene in the choices of its citizens when the citizens themselves cannot be trusted to choose wisely. But this is nothing more or less than the State assuming the relation of a parent to a child.

Quote source

Pollack, M. (2013). Sugar Daddy. Waka waka waka. Available http://malcolmpollack.com/2013/07/31/sugar-daddy/. Last accessed 25th Oct 2014.

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