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The New York City Conundrum

Question:

Why are the restaurants in New York City so eager to implement the rule banning trans fat from their menu, but not the rule requiring them to publicly post the calorie content of the items on said menu?

Answer: There’s positive economic value in removing trans fat (good PR), but negative value in posting calories (A Quarter Pounder with Cheese has how many calories?).

If anyone needed an indication of the hypocrisy of the restaurant industry, this would be a good place to start.