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The Resource The fattening of America : how the economy makes us fat, if it matters, and what to do about it, Eric A. Finkelstein, Laurie Zuckerman

The fattening of America : how the economy makes us fat, if it matters, and what to do about it, Eric A. Finkelstein, Laurie Zuckerman

Label
The fattening of America : how the economy makes us fat, if it matters, and what to do about it
Title
The fattening of America
Title remainder
how the economy makes us fat, if it matters, and what to do about it
Statement of responsibility
Eric A. Finkelstein, Laurie Zuckerman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eric Finkelstein is a renowned health economist who has spent much of his career studying the economics of obesity. Now, with the help of coauthor Laurie Zuckerman, he skillfully reveals the economic drivers behind America's growing obesity epidemic
Member of
Cataloging source
MERUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finkelstein, Eric
Dewey number
362.196/39800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA645.O23
LC item number
F56 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 B-904
  • WD 212
NLM item number
F499f 2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Zuckerman, Laurie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Obesity
  • Diet
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Diet
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Diet
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Obesity
  • Diet
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States
  • MEDICAL
  • United States
Label
The fattening of America : how the economy makes us fat, if it matters, and what to do about it, Eric A. Finkelstein, Laurie Zuckerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : answering the age-old question : why is Uncle Al so fat? -- 1. Craze or crisis? -- So why now? -- My soccer team eats oranges -- So how about adults? Are we gaining, too? -- A growing waistline can be bad for your health -- But are we the only ones gaining weight? -- The longer you stay, the bigger you get -- 2. I'll take a deep-fried coca-cola -- First things first -- Cheap food gets cheaper -- The rise of French-fried potatoes -- Please pass the high-fructose corn syrup -- A full pound of sausage, bacon, and ham : have a meaty morning -- Too much of a good thing -- Kids are also drinking the Kool-Aid -- When is enough enough? -- 3. Why we're moving less (Hint : it's not just the La-Z-Boy) -- But I don't have time! -- Not quite the Jetsons, but ... -- Just be a marathon runner -- We're not farmers anymore -- Sprawling out -- Our kids are also slowing down -- Wrapping it up
  • 4. So where else can we lay the blame? -- Blame mom and dad -- Then just blame mom (you know you will anyway) -- Blame the meds -- Blame the cigs (one more theory goes up in smoke) -- Blame the all-nighter -- Blame the air conditioner (not cool) -- Blame pollution (it's dirty business) -- Blame that nasty "fat bug" -- It's the economy, stupid -- 5. Beware : moral hazard -- Just bill my health insurance -- Is obesity as bad as it used to be? -- Just take a pill or get a procedure -- 6. So we're fat, who cares? -- Is Uncle Al overweight? -- C'mon now, we're only utility maximizing -- Now, let's tear this argument apart (and put it back together) -- So should dad (and the government) care that Uncle Al is obese? -- Just follow the money -- 7. The role of government -- Market failures -- Externalities -- Market power -- Public goods -- Obesity and national defense -- Imperfect (asymmetric) information -- Is there a role for government?
  • 8. Weighing the public policy issues (for adults) -- Equity -- Irrationality -- Compelling public need -- Revisiting past policy -- The road ahead -- Summing up -- 9. Weighing the public policy issues (for kids) -- First, a step back -- Child abuse? -- School-based regulations -- Your mouth will really groove -- In closing -- 10. The employer's dilemma -- Why don't businesses invest more in the health of their workforce? -- The dirty secret about employee wellness programs -- So what's an employer to do? -- Could these programs get me in legal hot water? -- 11. The obeseconomy -- Just how big is the weight-loss industry? -- Just take a pill -- Bigger and better -- Invest in new technology -- In the name of progress -- 12. How to lose weight like an economist -- Economic weight-loss techniques -- A few more secrets to success -- Conclusion
Control code
608622464
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780470245774
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b476359e-faa0-4713-a11c-eeba93aa5be6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608622464
Label
The fattening of America : how the economy makes us fat, if it matters, and what to do about it, Eric A. Finkelstein, Laurie Zuckerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : answering the age-old question : why is Uncle Al so fat? -- 1. Craze or crisis? -- So why now? -- My soccer team eats oranges -- So how about adults? Are we gaining, too? -- A growing waistline can be bad for your health -- But are we the only ones gaining weight? -- The longer you stay, the bigger you get -- 2. I'll take a deep-fried coca-cola -- First things first -- Cheap food gets cheaper -- The rise of French-fried potatoes -- Please pass the high-fructose corn syrup -- A full pound of sausage, bacon, and ham : have a meaty morning -- Too much of a good thing -- Kids are also drinking the Kool-Aid -- When is enough enough? -- 3. Why we're moving less (Hint : it's not just the La-Z-Boy) -- But I don't have time! -- Not quite the Jetsons, but ... -- Just be a marathon runner -- We're not farmers anymore -- Sprawling out -- Our kids are also slowing down -- Wrapping it up
  • 4. So where else can we lay the blame? -- Blame mom and dad -- Then just blame mom (you know you will anyway) -- Blame the meds -- Blame the cigs (one more theory goes up in smoke) -- Blame the all-nighter -- Blame the air conditioner (not cool) -- Blame pollution (it's dirty business) -- Blame that nasty "fat bug" -- It's the economy, stupid -- 5. Beware : moral hazard -- Just bill my health insurance -- Is obesity as bad as it used to be? -- Just take a pill or get a procedure -- 6. So we're fat, who cares? -- Is Uncle Al overweight? -- C'mon now, we're only utility maximizing -- Now, let's tear this argument apart (and put it back together) -- So should dad (and the government) care that Uncle Al is obese? -- Just follow the money -- 7. The role of government -- Market failures -- Externalities -- Market power -- Public goods -- Obesity and national defense -- Imperfect (asymmetric) information -- Is there a role for government?
  • 8. Weighing the public policy issues (for adults) -- Equity -- Irrationality -- Compelling public need -- Revisiting past policy -- The road ahead -- Summing up -- 9. Weighing the public policy issues (for kids) -- First, a step back -- Child abuse? -- School-based regulations -- Your mouth will really groove -- In closing -- 10. The employer's dilemma -- Why don't businesses invest more in the health of their workforce? -- The dirty secret about employee wellness programs -- So what's an employer to do? -- Could these programs get me in legal hot water? -- 11. The obeseconomy -- Just how big is the weight-loss industry? -- Just take a pill -- Bigger and better -- Invest in new technology -- In the name of progress -- 12. How to lose weight like an economist -- Economic weight-loss techniques -- A few more secrets to success -- Conclusion
Control code
608622464
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780470245774
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b476359e-faa0-4713-a11c-eeba93aa5be6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608622464

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