So what is the real benefit of all of the nanny-state laws being passed by Mike Bloomberg and his comrades on the New York City Council? Just about nothing, according to a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
The researchers find that mandatory calorie posting influenced consumer behavior at Starbucks in New York City, causing average calories per transaction to drop by 6 percent (from 247 to 232 calories).
Awesome! So people have cut their calorie intake per transaction by a whopping 15 calories, and all it cost was a little bit of their liberty. That ought to really put a dent in the…well whatever health problem the nanny-staters are currently most hysterical about.
Just a reminder, Bloomberg’s a hypocrite.
h/t Mises Institute