Socialism, Capitalism, and Cheese Melting in Slow Motion

On Monday, I had the opportunity interview author Mark Rayner about his most recent satire, The Fatness.

It is a story about “about concentration camps for fat people and bureaucracy gone mad” that spoofs socialism, capitalism, and the so-called “obesity epidemic,” all at the same time.

The story begins something like this…

Keelan Cavanaugh is fat. That’s why the government put him in prison. They placed him in a Calorie Reduction Centre (CRC) where trained staff work to help him and many others slim down. Well, that was the intention, anyway. The powers that be had decided chubby citizens must either go there or lose their healthcare coverage.

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