Mises Wire

Made-up Government Stats Inflame Contempt for Britain’s Obese

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

02/18/2016Mises Wire
In a private market, households bear the costs of their own unhealthy habits. In a socialized economy, everyone bears these costs, and governments know it pays to emphasize this fact, even if the stats turn out to be wrong.
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