Soda has no place in my conception of the good. But pleasure does. And it seems to me that the attack on soda and candy — an attack that is really just getting going, I fear — like the older and still ongoing attacks on drugs, tobacco and alcohol, is an attack on the value of pleasure. We’ve left the domain of public health, here. We are squarely in the domain of value.
— Alva Noë of NPR’s 13.7 blog, waxing philosophical on the decision to ban large sodas in NYC. — rachel