If Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign continues to pick up steam economic chaos will ensue.
Let's start with food and look at the numbers.
75% of Americans are fat or obese and on average they eat more twice as much as the thinlings. This means that of all the food that is consumed by Americans over 90% is consumed by fatlings. If every American was a thinling food consumption would be reduced by close to half.
Gluttony is good for the economy. Food is 20% of the world's economy and 30% of the US GDP. An end to obesity will reduce the US GDP by 15%. A 15% reduction in the US GDP will throw the world economy into chaos and that's just food.
Many sectors will be affected. The Cascade Effect!
Let's start with the food industry. Fast food will be devastated. It's really hard to get fat without fast food. Meals will be smaller and so will the number of people going to fast food restaurants. Suppliers to the fast food industry will lose 15% of their business. Because portions will be smaller and less customers will be served. This means less equipment like freezers, coolers, stoves, deep fryers, milk shake machined ect...
The ripple effect will continue...
Smaller cars and lighter loads will mean less petroleum consumed.
The biggest economic devastation will happen to the health care industry.
The multi-BILLION weight loss surgery industry will vanish like a fart in the wind. There will be 1000's of people in the bariatric industry out of work who will require retraining. More doctors going into other fields will drive prices down causing a deflationary spiral. In economics, deflation is a decrease in the general price level of goods and services.
The multi-BILLION diet industry will also vanish like an all you can eat buffet at a NAAFA convention.
The diabetes industry DEVASTATED!
The sleep apnea industry DEVASTATED!
The power chair industry will be DEVASTATED!
Joint replacement industry DEVASTATED!
All the profitable co-morbid obesity related diseases will virtually vanish.
Because the biggest consumers of health care are fat and obese and 75% of the US population is fat or obese the entire health care industry will suffer a massive and insurmountable economic devastation.
Still not convinced? Ask yourself this. When was the economy best, in 1903 or now?