Response to Column in The Daily Texan

The Daily Texan is the newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin. Yesterday, an opinion column was published that proposed a federal tax for “any meal well above a third of your recommended calorie intake” that is served at eating establishments.

I wrote a response, which was published in The Daily Texan today. My response was entitled “No Fat Tax II”.

I have scanned in the actual article and inserted an image of it below:

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I drew information from common-sense as well as a Mises.org article I had read in the past. I used a quote from the USDA because the person who wrote the original article loves to cite government organizations for information; however, it is worth noting that there is currently no general consensus by the scientific community on the health benefits of organic food.

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