285. There's a War on Sugar. Is it Justified?

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  • Argue that sugar should be regulated, like alcohol and tobacco, on the grounds that it’s addictive and toxic.
  • Acute health crises get all the attention, but diet and nutrition and exercise are more important
  • Americans consume 30 tsp of added sugar a day
  • Criteria for drugs:
  • Ubiquity
  • Toxicity
  • Potential for abuse
  • Externalities
  • Pessimistic meta-induction: why should we do anything if it will always end up being wrong in 10 years?