The research raises serious questions about public health policy - for if there is little that can be done to keep people alive, why does the bully state go to such lengths to control our behaviour? Are politicians not more dangerous to our health than our own sinful desires?It is of course perverse that the public health police ignore the logic of their own argument - for if smoking, drinking and eating beyond moderation were that bad then letting people do so would save billions for the public purse.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Brian Monteith: I long to outlive health fascism
Brian Monteith: I long to outlive health fascism - Edinburgh Evening News