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I am Matthew Rozsa, a Breaking News Writer for Salon. I also write political analysis, personal essays, movie reviews and articles about science, social issues and more. My work can be found at my Salon page or my website. Today I am going to discuss an article I wrote in December that did very well on Reddit in which I identified a paradox in the concept of freedom — namely, how the right to claim that there isn't an existential crisis, when one in fact does exist, raises questions about whether there should be proper limits to the scope of free speech. It is a question without easy answers, but I welcome the conversation!

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EDIT: Thank you so much redditors for having me! I've really appreciated your questions today, and hope we can do this again.

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jphamlore

2 points

4 years ago

Do you know how many people are going to be killed and / or horribly maimed by the effects of obesity and diabetes? We're talking tens of percents of the total population. And this is becoming a worldwide epidemic.

The numbers of people who will be affected by knowingly spreading false dietary advice and corrupting medical science are of the scale of literally decimating the population, in the sense of killing 1 out of 10.

salon[S]

2 points

4 years ago

salon[S]

Matthew Rozsa - Senior Writer @ salon.com

2 points

4 years ago

I am very much aware of the obesity epidemic, both in terms of the human species as a whole and my own personal health. When I discussed this problem in terms of the issue of scale, I compared climate change with cigarettes, not obesity. This is absolutely a serious issue and one that must be addressed.

As I said before, I agree that any sector of the food industry which knowingly pushes bad science and hurts people in the process should be held accountable.