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Big Brother in NYC's kitchens

The WSJ's "Taste" page makes the connection between Mayor Bloomberg's new french fry grab (see recent Overlawyered coverage) and his administration's earlier, unsettling announcement (see May 5) that it was making diabetes into a reportable disease whose sufferers would be subject to "interventions" by the city. And the NYT finds that even among restaurant owners who've been successful in replacing trans fat, there's strong opposition to City Hall's authoritarian attitude: "I don't want to be told what to eat," says Alan Rosen, co-owner of Brooklyn cheesecake palace Junior's.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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