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RAND Shrugs Off Zoning Restrictions

“There is no reason we can’t, through zoning and planning, regulate the location, density, or hours of junk-food outlets, especially around schools.” That’s just one of the many Draconian anti-obesity regulations RAND Institute researcher Deborah Cohen suggested (along with Tulane University School of Public Health researcher Tom Farley) in an influential article published in The Washington Monthly.

But just last week we told you that RAND Institute researcher Roland Sturm found that the location and prices of fast food restaurants had no influence on childhood obesity.

Which begs the question: Does the right RAND know what the left RAND is doing?

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