Tagged: slippery slopes

Slippery strawmen? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jul 08, 2014

Well, this post from Otago's Richard Edwards pretty much confirms everything that we've been warning you about slippery slopes.Edwards asks whether we shouldn't just ban tobacco entirely. He writes:This blog considers some arguments for and against a ban on the production (other than tobacco grown for personal use), importation and sale of tobacco products, whilst not criminalising the use … Read More

The pure distillation - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jan 16, 2014

The funniest part of this anti-sugar piece from Lustig and his UCSF team? Here:Sugar, they argue, is far from just “empty calories” that make people fat. At the levels consumed by most Americans, sugar changes metabolism, raises blood pressure, critically alters the signaling of hormones and causes significant damage to the liver – the least understood of sugar’s damages. Read More