The Least You Need to Know Issue 6
: Government Regulation,
Obesity and Public HealthPolicy
These questions represent some of the most basic information and questions to consider in forming aneducated opinion on this particular controversial issue. Part of your total grade for the controversial issuewill come from these questions and they also represent potential questions that will make up your finalexam. You may put your answers on this sheet or another sheet, if you do so please number them.
What role should the gov’t
play in our lives? (Honors: Cite one quote that adds to your philosophy).2.
Describe the basic difference in philosophies of democrats and republicans in answering this question.(Honors: Answer the same question but also discuss Libertarians philosophy).3.
In what ways does the US government currently regulate our personal decision making? When isgovernment regulation of our personal behaviors necessary (if at all)?4.
Provide 3 statistics on the US obesity epidemic in terms of the impact on the U.S. (Honors: Provide anadditional 2 statistics on the economic impact of obesity on the US).5.
Provide five ways that obesity affects the human body. (Honors: Where does obesity rank on the top risk factors in the US)?