Intelligence Squared U.S. - Obesity is the Government's Business

Solid food for the mind." "My must-listen podcast." IQ2 US is the program for listeners who crave a clear view of the big questions that divide Americans. Every episode brings together world thinkers, policy-makers and journalists, in 2 on 2 debates, to argue the pros and cons of issues like health care, foreign policy, clean energy, and the war. Then listeners weigh in. Expect ear-catching, provocative radio that enlightens, entertains and informs.

With 33% of adults and 17% of children obese, the U.S. is facing an obesity epidemic. A major risk factor for expensive, chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, it costs our health care system nearly $150 billion a year. Should government intervene, or is this a matter of individual rights and personal responsibility? The debaters include Dr. Pamela Peeke, Dr. David Satcher, Paul Campos, and John Stossel.

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Dr. Pamela Peeke
Dr. David Satcher
Paul Campos
John Stossel.

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