Archive: May 2008

Payday Loan Myth Debunked By Economists, Common Sense

If a complete stranger walked up to you on the street, asked you for a $100 loan, promised they’d pay it back in two weeks and gave you $1.50 for…
Posted May 30, 2008 at 12:00 am

Facts Say One Thing, Food Cops Say Another

As we reported earlier this week, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) demonstrates…
Posted May 30, 2008 at 12:00 am

Threats of Childhood Obesity Fall Flat

Today’s headlines are hard to miss: “Child obesity rate in U.S. hits a plateau,” “Childhood obesity rates high, but leveling off,” “Childhood obesity rates stabilize,” and more…
Posted May 28, 2008 at 12:00 am

A Meat Lover’s Manifesto?

As World Vegetarian Week came to a close yesterday, America’s meat lovers were taking part in one of their own favorite pastimes: the Memorial Day barbecue. Much to the…
Posted May 27, 2008 at 12:00 am

Can’t See The Forest For The Calories

Often times, the people closest to an issue are the ones who have the hardest time stepping back from the details in order to see the big picture. With this…
Posted May 23, 2008 at 12:00 am

PETA: Cage Children, Not Animals

Some North Carolina parents are upset after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals found a new low yesterday in its disturbing use of children to score activist…
Posted May 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

Organic-Only Outlook Not So “Green”

Wired magazine is taking on the 10 Inconvenient Truths of the environmental movement this week, and “Green Heresy” number 3 is especially noteworthy: Surprise! Conventional Agriculture Can Be…
Posted May 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

$10,000 Says Obesity ‘Expert’ Is Full Of It

Almost three decades ago, two men made a bet. Julian Simon and Paul Ehrlich gambled over the availability of resources during the decade leading up to 1990. Prior to…
Posted May 21, 2008 at 12:00 am

Food Cop Canard

Using suggestive terms like “epidemic” and “toxic,” the food cops featured in this week’s Washington Post series on obesity among American children sound more like agenda-driven lobbyists…
Posted May 20, 2008 at 12:00 am

Veggie Pride! (Nothing To See Here … Move Along …)

New York City’s anti-meat crowd had a big day yesterday. The nation’s first “Veggie Pride Parade,” held in Manhattan on Sunday, was a much-anticipated event. They had a website!…
Posted May 19, 2008 at 12:00 am