Wednesday 06 Oct 2021 | 22:12 | SYDNEY
Wednesday 06 Oct 2021 | 22:12 | SYDNEY

Monday linkage: Obesity, Cuba, ediplomacy, foreign aid and more


Sam Roggeveen


25 June 2012 15:38

"Obesity is a new problem. It’s a problem of affluence and acrasia, moral weakness. You know, it’s associated with debt—there’s a strong connection between the fattest societies and the most indebted societies. Or the most emotionally incontinent societies and the most improvident and the weakest wills.” He pauses. “I’m not sure if that’s totally true, actually, but there’s an argument in there somewhere.”