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March 26, 2006

Obesity

-- by Dave Johnson

I ask everyone to please read the diary Daily Kos: Vegetables of Mass Destruction - Obesity: Whose Fault? and remember to recommend it. It is important to your health to understand what she is writing.

I am working on something that touches on this, about what I call "marketing diseases." I think obesity is a marketing disease. Wanting a new car is a marketing disease. Debt is a marketing disease. Global warming is a marketing disease. The corporate Right's mantra of "personal responsibility" really means pitting isolated individuals against billions of dollars of research into marketing and psychological manipulation...

Posted by Dave Johnson at March 26, 2006 8:30 AM

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That's a very good article and it raises important issues.

You're quite right about marketing diseases and I hope you'll follow up on that.

Posted by: MJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 26, 2006 9:42 AM

But, Dave, YOU want a new car!

Posted by: Anonymous at March 26, 2006 10:07 AM

o I need a car, because the "barge" I drive is unreliable and has a rusted out roof. I dont "want a new car." Well, a new Prious would be nice but I don't have to have a new car for reasons of self-image.

Posted by: Dave Johnson [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 26, 2006 12:36 PM

Jim Earl is the Karl Pilkington of the American podcast world. Only Earl could get Laurie David worked up over an innocuous statement like "I don't eat meat".

Posted by: Webster Hubble Telescope at March 26, 2006 8:40 PM

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