[FoRK] Accidental theorist lost, wanted back

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Jul 18 08:46:33 PDT 2009


On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 01:47:15PM -0700, Adam L Beberg wrote:

> Garbage, all of it. Make it legal to charge by weight, problem solved. 
> From airlines, to health insurance, to Old Country Buffet. Obesity, too 

But obese people (and smokers, drinkers) die quicker, putting
less financial load on the health and social security system.

If all you want is to optimize for lower costs, then obese
smokers with a drinking problem are good for Murrka.

> expensive. Diabetes, and all the rest drastically reduced.
> 
> Being unhealthy just needs to cost more then being healthy.

Unfortunately, not quite good enough.

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