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comment by wasoxygen

I can think of some government policies that might make fast food less attractive than alternatives, like minimum wage and crazy fees, but I bet you're right, most of the distortion favors McDonald's.

Why on Earth would government promote less healthy food at the expense of healthier alternatives? Oh right, because politicians respond to incentives, like everyone else.

b_b  ·  2243 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Unfortunately for us the incentives to which they're responding often don't align with those of their constituents. Hence the deferred costs of unhealthy food.