Ask A Genius 186 – Academic Political Views (Part 4)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
June 2, 2017
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Rick Rosner: Yes. But that suggests the problem probably doesn’t lie with people, that somehow 1/3 of all Americans are lacking in discipline. But rather, that there is a problem with how food is presented to us.
If food is being marketed at us, prepared for us, available to us, in such a way that 1/3 of adults can’t avoid being overweight, then it is not just the fault of American adults. It is also the failure of our approach to food.
It isn’t then something that can be necessarily addressed by telling people to eat less, exercise more, and make some tougher dietary choices. Also, say 55% or 65% of all college students are women, and that women on average have certain social concerns, it becomes less reasonable to talk about the concerns as being just Liberal or feminist, or as being majoritarian.
Right now, we have a president and a Congress, and probably a Supreme Court that doesn’t abide by or represent the attitudes of a majority of Americans across most issues. Some form of strong support for majoritarianism like, “Hey, fuckers in government pay attention to what most people want.”
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