. . . Monday July 25, 2005

Saving the Empire

Could the key to maintaining America’s dominance depend on us maintaining our waistlines?

Can we use the fact that we’re fat to our advantage? We spend a boatload of dough on fried foods and a truckload on diet books, plans, pills and fads.

Slate: Instead of seeing our obesity as a crisis, maybe it’s time we recognized it as an opportunity – the rare chance for the United States to dominate a new industry.

Of course, the way things are going, we’re likely to outsource being fat soon. When it comes to scoring that gig, I’m sure there will be plenty of takers around the world.

In the meantime, eat up.

Concentration is important!