Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

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Dear Readers,

As H.L. Mencken observed, "Time is a great legalizer, even in the field of morals."

What brings this to mind is something else the legendary scribe of scourge once said about growing older: "It doesn't seem to bring about as much wisdom as some may think." For example, take a look at the cover story by John Berlau. As we warned several years ago when "do-gooders" (read: lawyerly money-grubbers) targeted Big Tobacco, other "sins" such as alcohol, chocolate and fatty foods would not be far behind.

Indeed, notwithstanding the curtains pulled back on the Great Oz of litigious lawyers and state attorneys general who collected billions from the tobacco industry, new efforts to fool the courts and taxpayers are underfoot, this time to bilk purveyors of "bad" things such as McDonald's french fries, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Godiva chocolates.

No doubt charlatans and hucksters again will fool those lining up at the carny's bark to sample the unbelievable treats and wonders inside the tent. …

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