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The Happy Meal Ban Flops

San Francisco’s ban on McDonald’s Happy Meals goes into effect today. But because the law bans only giving away toys with certain meals, restaurants are set to comply with the ...
Politics & Policy

The War on E-Cigarettes

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that from 2005 to 2010, the nation’s smoking rate experienced a measly decline, from 20.9 percent to 19.3 percent. This, ...
Politics & Policy

Smoking Bans and Evidence

New York City’s ban on smoking in parks, beaches, and pedestrian plazas has been in effect for less than a month, and big-government health activists are crowing. This latest “success” ...
Politics & Policy

Libertarian Paternalism, Twisted

Cass Sunstein, now the Obama administration’s regulatory czar, argued that the government can help people make better choices in his 2008 book Nudge, co-authored by behavioral economist Richard Thaler. They called ...