Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Capitalists against free-marketeers: Restaurants vs. Free Enterprise Groups

I was reading the New York Times and came across this article that epitomizes the issue that I have tried to highlight in this blog: capitalists favoring government intervention even when free market adherents oppose it.

Check out this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/24/business/24menu.html

The article discusses a little noticed measure in the new health care bill that requires restaurant chains to provide calorie information on their menu boards, including drive-through menus.

Take a look. The 8th and 9th paragraphs (which begins "The measure was approved by Congress. . .") explain that the restaurant industry likes the new measure, while two paragraphs later we read that "some free enterprise groups" opposed the measure.

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