1. Which policy do you think would be most effective to reduce obesity? Which do you find the least attractive? Why? Should we do what is best for people, even if they dont want it?
The most effective in my opinion would be food prohibitions as it would require food companies to remove unhealthy hazardous ingredients in their foods. I see this as beneficial as I would agree it would be hard to really discern the difference between healthy and unhealthy ingredients at times if it is done in the right away. I believe it is a good transition since consumers just want something with the label that taste good and is affordable. If all of this can be taken off the healthy ingredients will be a good way for consumers to start eating right.
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Organ Donation Article
1. What does a "nudge" in the right direction for organ donation mean?
It means to have more and more people apply to be an organ donor. Having ads like the Illinois donation ad is a good way to nudge the public in the right direction. People do what other people do and want to do. Everyone just needs to start setting more of an example and create more of an awareness of the amount of people who need a donation every day. It needs to be an existing norm and something that we just normally choose to do instead of something that is a choice we need to think of thats in our way.
2. Why dont we adopt the Austrian policy of organ donation?
It seems that only patience and a few rules stand in the way of a presumed consent policy like the Austrians have it. However, families can pose an issue as even in countries like Austria they still can reject the right of organ donation if the donation card is never found. Politically is poses an issue as well since no one likes to be presumed they will be doing something. The U.S just needs to determine the influence it would cause the donation world and make everyone aware of this issue and benefit.
3. Can you see anything wrong with what the authors suggest to increase organ donation?
The only thing I see wrong is that change will scare the people. People as a whole are lazy and we don't like changes sometimes even if we know deep down it will change someone's life. Having the presumed consent and changing the policy around and getting new driver's license and changing its process may affect people.
Overall, I believe it is a great thing to do and as long as society gets on board people will start figuring out that this is what everyone needs to do as this should slowly become a social norm.