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Biggest threat to Austrian Economics

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Marek K Nowak Posted: Mon, Feb 28 2011 10:04 AM

Obesity.

 

I'm not jocking.  

 

A huge proportion of Mises's staff are overweight, if not plainy obese.

Block, DiLorenzo, Rockwell, French, Long, Maltsev, Raico, Thornton, Murphy, Woods, Cantor, are all on the fat track to a hearth attack.

This needs to become at big priority at the Insitute.

What can we do to help? 

Maybe a new category for the 'Donate' form, to send contributions for "staff personal trainers"?

Any ideas?

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Chyd3nius replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 10:28 AM

Best... Thread... Ever.

*laughs

-- --- English I not so well sorry I will. I'm not native speaker.
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Or just teach AE to bodybuilders.

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Wesker1982 replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 10:36 AM

lmao

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Azure replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 11:32 AM

Block, maybe. Everyone else, not really.

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thorell9 replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 4:40 PM

*puts down the cheeseburger*

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Paul replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 6:24 PM

I think that has more to do with their being middle-aged than being actually fat.

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Human Action: Get Off Your Ass

 

And Bob Murphy wouldn't be nearly as intimidating as a welterweight:

http://www.youtube.com/user/BobMurphyAncap#p/u/3/7w2xXOQY-NY

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Nielsio replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 6:44 PM

I would speculate that they feel that it's better to self-sacrifice for the sake of society (putting in lots of work for the institute, seminars and campaining) instead of taking the time to improve their personal lives.

As such, I believe there's a danger in setting the wrong example (of self-sacrifice).

Eating also has a lot to do with psychology, which I believe is not their strongest point; considering most of them are religious.

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The Oppurtunity Cost of working out is too high.

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Clayton replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 7:40 PM

Nice. Murphy has a great sense of humor and doesn't take himself too seriously.

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