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Mises Predicted the “Meat Tax” | Mises Wire

Posted by M. C. Fox on November 22, 2018

In fact, this is recognized by the lead researcher on the study, Dr. Marco Springmann, who concedes “Nobody wants governments to tell people what they can and can’t eat.” However, in an egregious example of Orwellian doublespeak, Springmann portrays government tyrannizing over and curtailing consumer choice as really facilitating and expanding choice:

https://mises.org/wire/mises-predicted-meat-tax

Last week, a team of researchers under the auspices of the Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) at Oxford University published an article in the online journal Public Library of Science ONE. The article purports to calculate “economically optimal tax levels for 149 world regions that would account for (internalize) the health costs associated with ill-health from red and processed meat consumption.” The article estimates “the taxes on red and processed meats necessary to offset the health care costs of consuming such products.” NPDH, by the way, is a highly politicized academic department which was created in 2013 and lobbied for a sugar tax for Great Britain in 2016, which was imposed on the hapless British public this past April. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Infectious Disease Industry, With Budget Cuts – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on March 12, 2018

Build it and they will succumb.

By the way, my pharmacist says flu vaccines are only 20-25% effective.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/03/bill-sardi/facing-budget-cuts-the-infectious-disease-industry-prepares-for-a-communicable-disease-that-doesnt-exist-yet

Lo and behold, just after an infectious disease expert said in news reports that the world needs to prepare for the next deadly flu pandemic that is predicted to kill 200 millionand that the infectious disease industry needs an additional $7.5 billion to prevent such an occurrence (wouldn’t have anything to do with steep budget cuts planned for government agencies that oversee disease control and vaccines, would it?), the World Health Organization (WHO) includes in its 2018 list of disease priorities “disease x.”

“Nobody can tell you what Disease X is, or what it will become, because it is a future planned unknown infectious disease the WHO says it must begin to prepare for.”

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