Adjunct Professor at QUT Business School and Columnist for The Australian
Con to the question "Is Obesity a Disease?"
"Public health officials want obesity categorised as a disease. What follows is that Medicare will cover the condition and you and I will pay for it...
Yet the solution to obesity requires one simple exercise: push the chair away from the table. Unfortunately, too many fail to exercise this restraint. As a result, nearly 64 per cent of adult Australians are overweight or obese. More than 27 per cent of Australian children aged five to 17 are overweight or obese. The figures in Britain and the US are similar...
Obesity is a big problem. An existential problem. Libertarians are in denial and the Left sees an opportunity to control the lives of all. The middle will muddle through, but the buck has to stop with you and your mouth — and your medical bills."
"Obesity Is a Personal Responsibility, Not a Disease," theaustralian.com.au, Oct. 5, 2016