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100 1  Finkelstein, Eric. 
245 14 The fattening of America :|bhow the economy makes us fat, 
       if it matters, and what to do about it /|cEric A. 
       Finkelstein, Laurie Zuckerman. 
264  1 Hoboken, N.J. :|bWiley,|c[2008] 
264  4 |c©2008 
300    xiii, 274 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction : answering the age-old question : why is 
       Uncle Al so fat? -- 1. Craze or crisis? -- So why now? -- 
       My soccer team eats oranges -- So how about adults? Are we
       gaining, too? -- A growing waistline can be bad for your 
       health -- But are we the only ones gaining weight? -- The 
       longer you stay, the bigger you get -- 2. I'll take a deep
       -fried coca-cola -- First things first -- Cheap food gets 
       cheaper -- The rise of French-fried potatoes -- Please 
       pass the high-fructose corn syrup -- A full pound of 
       sausage, bacon, and ham : have a meaty morning -- Too much
       of a good thing -- Kids are also drinking the Kool-Aid -- 
       When is enough enough? -- 3. Why we're moving less (Hint :
       it's not just the La-Z-Boy) -- But I don't have time! -- 
       Not quite the Jetsons, but... -- Just be a marathon runner
       -- We're not farmers anymore -- Sprawling out -- Our kids 
       are also slowing down -- Wrapping it up -- 
505 0  4. So where else can we lay the blame? -- Blame mom and 
       dad -- Then just blame mom (you know you will anyway) -- 
       Blame the meds -- Blame the cigs (one more theory goes up 
       in smoke) -- Blame the all-nighter -- Blame the air 
       conditioner (not cool) -- Blame pollution (it's dirty 
       business) -- Blame that nasty "fat bug" -- It's the 
       economy, stupid -- 5. Beware : moral hazard -- Just bill 
       my health insurance -- Is obesity as bad as it used to be?
       -- Just take a pill or get a procedure -- 6. So we're fat,
       who cares? -- Is Uncle Al overweight? -- C'mon now, we're 
       only utility maximizing -- Now, let's tear this argument 
       apart (and put it back together) -- So should dad (and the
       government) care that Uncle Al is obese? -- Just follow 
       the money -- 7. The role of government -- Market failures 
       -- Externalities -- Market power -- Public goods -- 
       Obesity and national defense -- Imperfect (asymmetric) 
       information -- Is there a role for government? -- 
505 0  8. Weighing the public policy issues (for adults) -- 
       Equity -- Irrationality -- Compelling public need -- 
       Revisiting past policy -- The road ahead -- Summing up -- 
       9. Weighing the public policy issues (for kids) -- First, 
       a step back -- Child abuse? -- School-based regulations --
       Your mouth will really groove -- In closing -- 10. The 
       employer's dilemma -- Why don't businesses invest more in 
       the health of their workforce? -- The dirty secret about 
       employee wellness programs -- So what's an employer to do?
       -- Could these programs get me in legal hot water? -- 11. 
       The obeseconomy -- Just how big is the weight-loss 
       industry? -- Just take a pill -- Bigger and better -- 
       Invest in new technology -- In the name of progress -- 12.
       How to lose weight like an economist -- Economic weight-
       loss techniques -- A few more secrets to success -- 
       Conclusion. 
650  0 Obesity|xEconomic aspects|zUnited States. 
650 12 Obesity|xeconomics|zUnited States|vPopular Works. 
650 22 Diet|xeconomics|zUnited States|vPopular Works. 
650 22 Feeding Behavior|xpsychology|zUnited States|vPopular 
       Works. 
650 22 Obesity|xprevention & control|zUnited States|vPopular 
       Works. 
650 22 Risk Factors|zUnited States|vPopular Works. 
650 22 Socioeconomic Factors|zUnited States|vPopular Works. 
700 1  Zuckerman, Laurie,|d1972- 
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