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Mises on Trans Fats


Tags Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Well, not quite. But I did stumble on this passage in Bureaucracy (chapter V, section 5), relevant to a couple of previous posts (1, 2) about trans fats:

"The dictatorial nutrition expert wants to feed his fellow citizens according to his own ideas about perfect alimentation. He wants to deal with men as the cattle breeder deals with his cows. . . . Every dictator plans to rear, raise, feed and train his fellow men as the breeder does his cattle. His aim is not to make the people happy but to bring them into a condition which renders him, the dictator, happy. He wants to domesticate them, to give them cattle status."

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