June 5, 2012

We don't elect Restaurateurs

A culture that redefines food choices as moral issues will demonize the people who don't share the tastes of the priest class. A culture that elevates eating to some holistic act of ethical self-definition - localvore, low-carbon-impact food, fair trade, artisanal cheese - will find the casual carefree choices of the less-enlightened as an affront to their belief system

James Lileks on Michael Bloomberg's decision to try to limit the size of drinks in NYC.  Read the whole thing.

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