GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Who listens to the Gooferment about anything?

http://www.cato.org/blog/government-nutrition-often-wrong-seldom-doubt

OCTOBER 7, 2015 9:38AM
Government on Nutrition: Often Wrong, Seldom in Doubt
By WALTER OLSON

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Readers of this space will be familiar with the pattern. Previous advice from Washington about the supposed hazards of eggs and other cholesterol-laden foods, the advantages of replacing butter and other animal fats with trans fats, and the gains to be made from switching from regular to diet soda, have all had to be re-evaluated and sometimes reversed in later years. And yet some in the public health establishment — including a few who are quoted in today’s Post article— still aspire to use the power of government to coerce changes in citizens’ diet. They seem to imagine that with people like themselves in charge, next time will be different.

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I can’t imagine any more UNRELIABLE source of dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom) than the Gooferment.

Even when they are not deliberately LYING to us, they are often just wrong.

Look at any research and find out who’s paying or who’s profiting (i.e., Cui Bono) and that will determine the results.

That, and now days, unless there’s a profit or patent or copyright or some other angle, you’ll never hear about it.

There’s an internet meme about Salk not patenting the polio vaccine because he want to cure it globally.

Today, everyone would be laughing at him.

The whole definition of “non-profit” is a joke. The Salvation Army is a non-profit; the NFL is not.

Time to make the doughnuts and take back our country.

Secession.

Take the money away from them and see what happens.

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Readers of this space will be familiar with the pattern. Previous advice from Washington about the supposed hazards of eggs and other cholesterol-laden foods, the advantages of replacing butter and other animal fats with trans fats, and the gains to be made from switching from regular to diet soda, have all had to be re-evaluated and sometimes reversed in later years. And yet some in the public health establishment — including a few who are quoted in today’s Post article— still aspire to use the power of government to coerce changes in citizens’ diet. They seem to imagine that with people like themselves in charge, next time will be different.