January/February 2007Volume 57, 2007
The Euro is a Less Attractive Monetary Regime than the Preceding System of National Currencies
JANUARY 01, 2007 by Richard Ebeling
Focusing on Different Dates When Teaching History Tells a Different Story
JANUARY 01, 2007 by Stephen Davies
Those Who Trade Liberty for Security Get Neither
JANUARY 01, 2007 by David R. Henderson
DECEMBER 15, 2006 by Sheldon Richman
So people dining out in New York City will be protected from unwittingly -- or even wittingly -- consuming foods containing trans fats. Trans fats are what you get with partially hydrogenated oils and shortenings, which keep foods like French fries from getting soggy and margarine solid at room temperature.
Trans fats will be banned in the city's restaurants and before long in Chicago and other places because health authorities say they raise cholesterol and cause heart disease.
Ironically, trans fats became popular in food preparation as people were being scared away from the saturated fats found in butter and lard. I'm beginning to think the diet authorities, who unfortunately have their hands on government power, aren't as sure about things as claim.