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A Pile of Krusty Burgers Embiggens the Fattest Man: Obesity, Incentives, and Unintended Consequences in 'King Size Homer'

13 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2010  

Art Carden

Brock School of Business, Samford University; Independent Institute

Date Written: February 17, 2010

Abstract

This is an essay on some of the ideas explored in the Simpsons episode "King Size Homer."

Keywords: Simpsons, Obesity, Economics

JEL Classification: A10

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Carden, Art, A Pile of Krusty Burgers Embiggens the Fattest Man: Obesity, Incentives, and Unintended Consequences in 'King Size Homer' (February 17, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1583026 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1583026

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