The Freedom to Eat Better Food
Via Andrew Sullivan, Ezra Klein of The American Prospect comes up with a good idea for making eating out healthier without actually banning anything.
If caloric information was posted, a lot of currently popular items would become unpopular (the awesome blossom, say), and restaurants would innovate towards lower calorie, but still filling, foods. In the absence of that information, the incentives to do so are weak. It’s one of those soft ways of making the market work better towards a social end: We agree that people should be healthier, people agree that they want to be healthier, and all this would do is give them the information to make healthy decisions.
It’d be nice to know just how much more you were eating by picking the 20oz. porterhouse over the 8oz. flilet.