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July 18, 2008

NPR: For Some Ohioans Who've Never Worked a Day in Their Lives, the "Changing Economy" Has Put Even Meat out of their Purchasing Power

Tales of economic woe are always sad. Despite the fact that the 40 year old woman in the story never worked, ever, it's sad that she's in the state she's in.

I'm not heartless. True, she made bad choices, but it's sad that she's suffering from their consequences.

However. That bit about being unable to afford food? Well, maybe.

As a believer in Atkins, I don't find the irony quite as ridiculous as some of you might. Meat/protein costs more money than carbs, which are ultra cheap, and carbs, I think, lead to obesity. As someone who's (mostly) on Atkins, I pay a lot more for food than most. Even low-cost proteins like tuna are kind of expensive, compared to say, mac and cheese.

That caveat aside... I don't think I'm buying that that these women can't afford food.

Not really a knock on them, but rather on NPR, which is apparently too lazy to find people who can better model the season's fashion of politically-useful victimhood.

Thanks to Dave @ Garfield Ridge.

Incidentally, having mentioned Atkins, a big study, long-term and with lots of test subjects, just proved that not only is the diet very effective at controlling weight, it's also good at reducing cholesterol.

That's a big thing, that last part. Conventional nutritionists always warn away from the diet claiming that, despite its proven ability to drop pounds, it results (or should result, based on conventional theories) in skyrocketing cholesterol and thus cardio-vascular disease. Not so, apparently.

Thanks to Jenjhis for that.

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