The same meddling busybodies who gave us Prohibition now want to ban the Big Gulp in New York City:
Note: Walter Russell Mead calls these upper middle class progressive reformers “the goo goos” and has explained their role in New York City politics.
Charles Murray’s book Coming Apart was published while OD was focused on celebrating Black History Month 2012. I never got around to reading or reviewing the book, but the absolute last thing that America needs is for the “goo-goos” to have more power and influence than they already do.
Like the abolition of slavery, BRA and Big Gulp Prohibition appeals to the same class of meddling, moralizing, utopian minded social engineers, the Yankee-Judea symbiosis headquartered in the Northeast. Sugary drinks are less of a threat to America than these people.