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Do you guys realise that all the "bad things" you are talking about are already illegal?
That may not stop them being done, but nor would more legislation.
Prohibition creates temptation because one size does not fit all. There will be some who need to be protected from themselves. However, there are more people who can moderate behavior. They will feel unnaturally restricted by the poor fit of the one size fits all criteria. The black market that appear is not regulated so junk food for thought quality goes down and more people get sucked it. This is why I like the free market approach for the food for thought supply.
We do not create a fast food taboo, since it will go underground; black market, and then greed will trickle up the food chain; judges on the payroll. With fast food, we allow it to be part of culture, to avoid the black market and the corruption. But we make the consumer aware that they need to be moderate. This is a good balance and avoids the pitfalls of taboos. There is no black market monopoly created, full of black marketeers who have no conscience when selling junk food for thought; drug addiction.
As an example of this in action if anyone in America who watch CNN too much, gets angry all the time, they would be encouraged to watch less CNN, since that junk food is harming your mind. We are not saying that you cannot eat this stuff, but eat only enough to satisfy your need for gossip. Try not to eat so much as to brain wash yourself into anger. This can lead to brain damage, with these free marketeers more concerned about growing the bottom line than you mental health.
I also like the idea of showing the programing menu and its caloric and nutritional intake, so people can make moderation choices when they feed. This can be done with emblems that need to be posted on their programming, to warn people this make taste good, but it is full of fat and sugar. If you want to avoid a "fat head" eat 10 only minutes each day and get the salad offering; weather.
One thing I did notice is there is no public funded watch dog group that teaches the consumer the tricks being used to manipulate people by politicians, media consultants, and media marketeers. In the end, all these groups sell food for thought. The Government, who normally provides watch dogs, is run by those who own a lot of stock in these fast food for thought industries. They will not show the tactics and antidotes, since they will not be able to manipulate to the same degree. I do this nobody will listen since it is not official.
If a fast food chain added rendered animal fat, salt and sugar to all their offerings, this could increase sales, since all these hidden things will create a natural affinity for the animal body. This is not allowed by the watch dogs of food, but is it allowed by politicians, since they refuse to allow watch dogs in the own industries. Watch dogs are private and have no teeth.
A good example, is in the new Corona relief bill of the USA, the House Democrats added an election pork barrel amendment which would force the tax payer, to pay politicians 3 times what they get in donations. If you donate 400 dollars to candidate X, they will get to skim, $1200 from the general tax fund.
This may be pitched as good fast food, but the question becomes why do they need that extra money and/or what is it needed for? If you are a candidate, with no talent and no good ideas, but a line of bull, you will need more money for manipulation sciences. This extra money will go to handlers, bundlers, media time and consultants to feed junk food to the public at levels never seen before. A good candidate with good ideas, needs less mass manipulation, beyond countering mud slinging by bad candidates. This end result of his expansion of fast food for thought, means you can water down the talent pool and depend more on marketing for branding illusions. While these same people, have no plan to clean up the food for thought supply. Why would Democrats come up with such an idea?
A restaurant with good quality food, that is also good for you, can do well with only word of mouth. You try it once and you will be back. But a mediocre restaurant will need more marketing hype to generate the same excitement they will lack from word of mouth.