Calories In, Calories Out – @ASI

Another cunning plan thwarted.

I was about to propose that the tax raised on fatty, sugary foods could be used to subsidise the purchase and delivery of Active-Waist trousers for those who, paying more for their fatty, sugary delights, could no longer afford to side-step the ring-of-guilt that is the outmoded and traditional, “inactive” waist-band.

Less guilty people, after all, would be less likely to seek solace in the sinful sugar that wicked Big Food pushes at the innocents.

As Lou Reed observed:

“Up to a brownstone, up three flights of stairs
Everybody’s pinned you, but nobody cares
He’s got the works, gives you sweet taste
Then you gotta split because you got no time to waste
I’m waiting for my man.”

Sadly, the Adam Smith Institute’s Tim Worstall reveals an inconvenient truth: that it’s not Calories In that are our problem.

Here’s Lou Reed whose trousers, I’m fairly certain, were not ever Active Waist:



About Andrew Munro

An independent business consultant, interim manager and writer, Andrew operates through his company, Burning Pine Ltd (
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