Next on the Ban List: Advertising

Source: Commentary
by Noah Rothman

“It’s just ‘not fair.’ That’s both an accusation and an admission by Britain’s Susan Jebb, head of the United Kingdom’s meal monitor, the Food Standards Agency. The lament was occasioned by Jebb’s conclusion that advertising is ‘undermining people’s free will.’ … ‘If nobody brought in cakes into the office, I would not eat cakes in the day,’ Jebb confessed. ‘But because people do bring cakes in, I eat them.’ That’s a choice she believes she shouldn’t be allowed to make, just as others cannot decide to wile away their hours in a ‘smokey pub’ because they no longer exist.” (01/18/23)