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The value of liberty = 15 calories


According to a recent paper over at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER): The researchers find that mandatory calorie posting influenced consumer behavior at Starbucks in New York City, causing average calories per transaction to drop by 6 percent (from 247 to 232 calories).

That’s 15 calories and the additional loss of property rights. It’s liberty on the cheap — in NYC, anyway.

Jim Fedako, a business analyst and homeschooling father of seven, lives in the wilds of suburban Columbus. Send him mail.

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