Argument Essay

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In the articles “Three Cheers for the Nanny State,” “Ban the Ban!,” and “Soda’s a Problem but…”, all three authors present their arguments with facts, opinions, and counterclaims. However, one article presents itself better than the rest. I believe that the article “Soda’s a Problem, but...” was the most convincing article.
Sarah Conly- the author who wrote “Three Cheers for the Nanny State”- argues that the soda restriction is a good idea because people would be stopped from making foolish decisions that they’ll pretty definitely regret. She agrees with the mayor’s decision because according to Nobel-Prize winner Daniel Kahneman and his research partner Amos Tversky, there are a number of areas where we fairly dependably fail at making decisions. These cognitive biases sometimes prevent people from making the better decision. Therefore, Sarah Conly argues that we need the soda restriction to stop people from making those types of decisions. What Sarah Conly failed to mention was that the soda ban was only approved by the mayor himself, not the City Council. This is important because if the City Council does not approve a law, the law cannot be passed. This rejection may have been caused by the inherent contradictions within the law itself, meaning that some establishments would be exempt while others would be restricted. Sarah Conly also failed to recognize this fact as well. This argument was more fact based while the other two arguments were more opinion based. Some facts

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