Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2015

264 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199922628

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The United States of Excess

Gluttony and the Dark Side of American Exceptionalism

Robert Paarlberg

  • First study to consider obesity and climate change side-by-side, as parallel policy failures in America
  • First study to trace these parallel policy failures to America's exceptional material endowment, its unique political institutions, and its unusual political culture
  • Predicts the same, inadequate American policy response toward both obesity and climate change: instead of prevention, America will attempt adjustment and adaptation

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