RE: The Real Reason Big Macs Are Cheaper Than More Nutritious Alternatives
This exemplifies the adage that whatever you subsidize, you get more of.
There is a definite government policy in this country for cheap food; unfortunately, not healthy food.
That isn't to say that we couldn't see fit to make some changes to that policy, after all, in the long run it would pay off in a healthier population that has less health issues as they age.
Kinda like an invest now, get the payback years down the road type of deal.
I will say this, however, as long as there is ONE hungry child, ONE malnourished senior, ONE homeless person without a meal let alone a place to sleep we are failing as a nation. There is enough wealth in this country to feed, clothe, and house every person in need, but there is little political will to to do so.
And that is this country's greatest failure.
"This Is A Big Fuckin' Deal."