Tagged: Political Correctness

Fat Chance of Fat Tax - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jul 12, 2010

Apparently there is a war on obesity. Trouble is, there does not seemed to be a well-defined enemy in this war. Is it the fast food industry? Perhaps it is the actual fat in foods? Maybe it is the obese person themselves? Or their wicked, neglectful parents? Or perhaps it is carbohydrates, not fats, that [...] Related posts: … Read More

Food Fascists - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 04, 2010

At first glance the proposal by the World Health organization to ban all junk food advertising to children seems a reasonable thing to do. After all, we know that the ban on advertising tobacco has been shown to decrease the prevalence of smoking significantly. It would seem logical that banning junk food ads aimed at [...] Related posts: … Read More

Thicker Than Water - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 02, 2009

The gay rights group Rainbow Wellington is taking the New Zealand Blood Service to the Human Rights Commission over the restrictions on sexually active homosexual men giving blood. Frankly, I think this is a stupid waste of the scarce resources of the New Zealand Blood Service, who can ill afford HRC lawyers. It is an [...] Related posts: … Read More