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-- to Mike's point about obesity listen it is a difficult topic at the very personal topic to a lot of people but the numbers are undeniable right -- -- analysis shows that the cost of obesity is probably greater.
The cost of smoking on society in terms of drugs in terms of chemicals in terms of lost wages productivity.
But how do we balance that out -- also giving people freedom to choose right inevitably will get emails in this segment saying don't do you dare tell me what to.
How do we solve this crisis of obesity United States.
Well I think -- -- have to be addressed on many levels.
One important level is information people don't want.
To be sick people don't want their families to be sick people don't want to suffer the burden of preventable chronic illness disability.
And untimely death.
So we have to get information now we have to helps capture opportunities.
For healthier eating more exercise.
And we have to be able to support people.
In making the best choices with the best information.
For there health.
An FDA it works on a piece of this it's a much broader set of issues where you know frankly.
Government have to work with many important other sectors and with individuals and communities if we're gonna really make meaningful difference.
And Mike have you made -- -- -- important point here I just want to follow up on and that is people don't want you to tell want to -- how to live your life.
But for drivers get -- an accident once a week.
Their insurance rates go up.
And so the facts are what we do now.
As an individual gains -- We know you increase -- probably getting diabetes we know there's substantial increase your probability of getting cancer heart disease that.
And the fact is a person who is obese.
Health care costs are generally run about four times a person -- so.
There is some personal responsibility.
And contribution you make America and to the quality of your own life itself.
We have to judge in America are there any consequences.
If you've chosen one mile path vs another of course we can't tell someone freed -- -- The diversion of our resource.
It's taking away from the cure for diseases it's causing us to this allocate resources section and when you recognize.
That 50% of all economic growth in the world in the last hundred years can be traced medical advancements.
When you recognize how important that -- we can't really afford to have these things -- You've been so hot on the economic story right now -- we're also showing all the forward price to earnings ratios and other markets said that Coke and Pepsi are basically worth double in terms of earnings growth.
Then Pfizer and Eli -- I'm not sure what that says about us.
Want to get your quick take on the US economy of the Fed meeting do you believe the US economy.
Is fundamentally improving.
I'll guess I'll think yeah I can't get out I think yes but I think realistically.
We have to recognize we've had weaknesses for almost three decades in our K12 educational system.
That is -- our human capital as we've seen from the latest rankings it is no surprise that China Korea.
And hope for among other places are leaders in this area the future of any country can be found in elementary schools middle schools high schools.
And we have to have we have termination of our.
Focus in this area in 1960 the United States was the most educated country in the world.
The person in the United States every average person adult had two years more formal schooling -- any other country in the world so.
If you think about the economy long terms right.
Is highly dependent first.
-- educational sense that that sector and second.
On the health and wellness of our citizens their productivity -- that.
And so we just cannot under estimate estimate the importance and our long term economy.
And third immigration.
The American train coming to America I mean organization.
Becoming a senator or congressperson.
Becoming a great doctor headed the FDA whatever -- might be.
We have to another very typical issue today we have to find a way to allow the best and brightest those that'll create jobs cure diseases.
Come to America and the -- -- day.
If they go to graduate school -- so those things long term -- the long term stimulus to our society in the short term.
It's we're going to have economy -- very slowly for a few years.
Michael Milken and Margaret Hamburg and that's what you two -- trying to do -- departing for occurs conference another Milken Institute events.
Mike and Margaret thank you both very much of a great conference thanks for having Fox Business there we appreciate it.
Thank you can't -- take him.
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