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Soda Bans: Nanny State or Nudge?

Source: Marketplace Money, August 31, 2012 In an interview with American Public Media’s Marketplace Money radio program, David Asch comments that the proposed New York City soda ban is hardly an action from a nanny state, rather, it is a form of soft paternalism. He described it more like a “gentle nudge, or an encouraging approach to help people get to the goals that they actually want for themselves but could use a little help.”

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