Comments on: Counterparties A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: glory Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:53:13 +0000 fwiw, fallows has been blogging about obesity lately… ives/public_health/

also btw, re: The Atlantic’s First Draft of History, it looks like a follow on to Harvard’s New Literary History of America html :P


By: OGT Wed, 30 Sep 2009 03:22:14 +0000 Weirdly, the article Avent links to in your defense doesn’t actually support your original hypothesis, that cities make people thinner, you appear to have the causation exactly wrong according to this study:

(The study) tracks the data of nearly 6,000 people over a six-year study period. During this period 79% of the subjects changed addresses. These movers allowed the authors to identify the effect of sprawl on weight….

The paper concludes that people who are more likely to be obese are more likely to move to sprawling neighbourhoods. The debate over obesity is ideologically charged and these results are likely to be controversial and (in some circles) unpopular. The findings suggest that the public-health battle against obesity is better fought on ground other than the urban-planner’s drawing board.

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By: PPY Wed, 30 Sep 2009 00:27:08 +0000 Hey Felix

If you by any chance read this comment please do a coverage on this:

Next up, the stupid and unreasonable loss sharing agreement at OneWest, where FDIC gifted these new IndyMac owners with profits at the expense of taxpayers and Bair’s own loan modification effort? is_the_fdic_killing_short_sales