Open Thread: Model Statism

Before your weekend pigout, you might want to discuss how Europe may be taking the food puritanism to new heights (or depths). Daniel Mitchell reports that the London School of Economics is now addressing the societal need to curb pictures of skinny models in women's magazines.

"The LSE academics said restricting the use of photographs of underweight models in magazines would help ease the pressure on women to be very thin. In a paper that will be published in the journal Economia later this year, LSE economist Dr Joan Costa-Font and Professor Mireia Jofre-Bonet from City University wrote: “Government intervention would be justified to curb the spread of a potential epidemic of food disorders." Your thoughts?

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