USDA Pays $17,500 for College Students to Wear Fat Vests

AP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying a researcher $17,500 to make students at New Mexico State University wear a fat vest for “weight sensitivity training.”

The 20-pound fat vest will be worn for an “empathy exercise” so non-obese students can experience what it is like to be obese. The premise of the project is to fight “weight prejudice.”

Teamster-Led Taxi Drivers Know How to Win Over Consumers!

One day a real rain's gonna come.

I enjoy writing about D.C.’s taxi drivers, some of which have been organized by the Teamsters, and their inconveniencing of customers and pushing for anti-competitive laws. I enjoy doing this because I love reminding people just how terrible both D.C. taxi drivers and unions are. It brings a smile to my face, in part because they’re doing all the work for me! I don’t even have to launch into a pro-free-trade tirade or carefully explain all of the awesome benefits competition brings consumers. Nope. To get your blood boiling, all I have to do is excerpt this Washingtonian piece: