I have just read Chris Snowdon’s latest piece.
He’s having a crack at the latest Nanny stuff to emanate from Westminster. I have to keep an eye out on what goes on the other side of the Irish Sea as invariably our mob want to follow suit. Monkey see, monkey do and all that.
There was a paragraph he quoted though that rang a strange sort of bell in my head.
They encourage people to buy more than they need or intended to buy in the first place.
This of course refers to the buy-one-get-one-free offers. Their gubmint wants to stop this, as buying more than you intended will somehow force you to eat more. Total bollox, of course but that’s Nanny for you.
But where had I come across this before? Or something similar? Or something strangely related?
Then I remembered!
Our old friends the Anti-Smokers!
But strangely their argument was the complete opposite. They forced cigarette smokers to buy packs of twenty instead of ten. Force people to buy more and they’ll use less?
So is buying more better, or buying less?
The older I get, the more confused I become….