What You Eat Is Your Business Essay

1194 Words Mar 13th, 2016 null Page
As I was being asked to analyze Radley Balko’s article, “What You Eat Is Your Business” and make a recommendation for or against publication in The Shorthorn at University of Texas at Arlington. I have examined the rhetorical appeals of Balko’s piece and determined of why this article should be posted in the next edition of The Shorthorn. I believe that most Shorthorn audience would be interested in what is being discussed regard of obesity, things that could potentially affect their lifestyle, which is an important controversial issue for students and as well as professors. In “What You Eat Is Your Business”, Balko claims that obesity is responsibility of individual not the government, and how our government is allowing American to live an unhealthy lifestyle without punishment, while healthy Americans have to pay for the consequences of their unhealthy counterpart. I agree with Balko’s stance, although I agree with Balko up to a point, I cannot accept his overall conclusion that government’s program such as health care system is migrating toward socialism. In his article, Balko’s central claim is that the government should not interfere with consumers’ choices. He provides several supporting reasons for his central claim throughout the article. Balko explains that anti-obesity initiatives, such as requiring more detailed food labels, banning junk food from vending machine in schools, and promoting “fat tax” on high calories food are way too wrong and gaining federal…

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