Balko Covers the Burger Police

Radley Balko has been covering the TIME/ABC News Obesity Summit in Williamsburg, VA this past week, and has written about his adventures at Tech Central Station.

* Welcome to the Obesity Summit

* 'As Threatening to Us As the Terrorist Threat'?

* The Barriers Don't Exist - Radley breaks the news that insurance companies are allowed to use risk assessment in charging differential premiums to customers, like any effective insurance design should.

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I think obesity is a *much*

I think obesity is a *much* greater threat than terrorism. It kills a lot more people. It just does so in a less flashy fashion, via heart attacks rather than big explosions, so its not as noticeable.