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Except if nothing goes wrong what's the problem? If a kid touches the stove hundreds of time when it's off, it's fine. Hoping the stove is hot? That's just shitty. Further, politics is a bit too complicated for analogies. Almost always, the importance of detail gets lost in the bias of the speaker when creating analogies, so it doesn't further your argument.
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That would be a great counter-point, but it's actually arguable. It's not a given that obese people cost more. In fact, several studies have shown the opposite.
It costs more to care for healthy people who live years longer, according to a Dutch study that counters the common perception that preventing obesity would save governments millions of dollars.
You have to be careful when you look at studies on things like this and make sure you find exactly what they are including in the figures. This study says obesity costs 92k per person.
But they include
and that is 92k over the entire lifetime of the person. Right, so they are saying, 'Well, if an obese person has a shorter lifespan and more time off work, we're losing tax revenue. So that's a cost'.
If you apply that same logic to an anorexic person, who dies at 19 instead of 72 and count their lost earnings and economic productivity, the cost is vastly higher than that of an obese person.
For the record, I'm not pro-obese or anything. But if you're an ER doctor and one guy has been shot in the chest and another guy has a broken finger, you focus on the guy who was shot first. Same deal here. Someone with anorexia is likely to die really quickly and, using either study I've linked, cost the country more. Someone with obesity is going to live a shittier life, and it'll be shorter, and they'll be sick more, and they'll cost us more.
The other thing about these 'costs' when they include potential lost income, is that it a little misleading. An obese guy who is an engineer making 120k per year is going to make a ton more money than a skinny guy who works at the Home Depot making 35k per year. You could take the median income over the lifetime of someone who drops out of high school verse graduates high school and say, 'High School DropOuts cost $200k per person' and you'd be right. And that obese engineer who 'cost' an extra 92k for being obese, he still paid in more to the system than he got out. It's just the system got 92k less than the theoretical figure they would have had.
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