Obesity In The Fat Tax, By Jonathan Rauch

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In the article “The Fat Tax,” Jonathan Rauch ironically discusses the new public policy concern with obesity. Although the article is a satire, it’s economic analysis is actually valid. In order to get his point across, Rauch uses sarcasm, appeals to logos, and degrades the issue of obesity to help Americans better understand the “big picture.” Moreover, if the diet of American consumers does not change then maybe advertising more exercise to lose weight will cut down the obesity rate; but to be just as effective, enacting the fat tax will improve health as well. Initially, Jonathan Rauch opens by using sarcasm to describe the huge issue of fatty foods affecting American. He explains how the issue has been brought up “not a moment too soon”
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